Making of African America : The Four Great Migrations

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-21
  • Publisher: Viking Adult

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Four great migrations defined the history of black people in America. Berlin's magisterial new account of these passages evokes both the terrible price and the moving triumphs of a people forcibly and then willingly migrating to America over four centuries.

Author Biography

Ira Berlin is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Maryland. His many books include Slaves Without Masters, Generation of Captivity, and Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and winner of the Bancroft Prize for the best book in American history and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 1
Movement and Place in the African American Pastp. 14
The Transatlantic Passagep. 49
The Passage to the Interiorp. 99
The Passage to the Northp. 152
Global Passagesp. 201
Epiloguep. 230
Acknowledgmentsp. 241
Notesp. 245
Indexp. 289
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