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Wilkerson, Isabel

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Works: 8 works in 37 publications in 2 languages and 4,456 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews 
Classifications: E185.6, 304.80973
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Most widely held works by Isabel Wilkerson
The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration by Isabel Wilkerson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 3,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Product Description: One of The New York Times Book Reviews 10 Best Books of the Year. In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves. With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties. Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an "unrecognized immigration" within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic
The warmth of other suns the epic story of America's great migration by Isabel Wilkerson ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epic history covering the period from the end of World War I through the 1970s chronicles the decades-long migration of African Americans from the South to the North and West through the stories of three individuals and their families
Interview with Isabel Wilkerson, March 21, 2011 ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Al calore di soli lontani : il racconto epico della grande migrazione afroamericana by Isabel Wilkerson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isabel Wilkerson at College of DuPage ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Isabel Wilkerson discusses the effects of the decades long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. Examines this exodus from 1915 to 1970, when almost six million people left the South. A question and answer session concludes the program
Isabel Wilkerson: The warmth of other suns the epic story of America's great migration by Isabel Wilkerson ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In 1994, Isabel Wilkerson became the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize, for her feature writing as Chicago bureau chief for the New York Times. Her award-winning articles for the Times have ranged from natural disasters and national politics to poignant individual portraits. Her 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award-winning first book, The Warmth of Other Suns, is an epic geographic and ethnographic narrative of the Great Migration -- an exodus of African Americans from the segregated South to the North and West. With three journeys handpicked from her extensive interviews, Wilkerson traces the experiences of nearly six million people who were refugees in their own country, and who permanently changed the face of urban and American culture
 
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English (34)
Italian (2)
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