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Way up north in Louisville [electronic resource] : African American migration in the urban South, 1930-1970 / Luther Adams.

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Author/Creator:
Adams, Luther.
Publication:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010.
Series:
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (289 p.)
Subjects:
African Americans -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century.
Migration, Internal -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Rural-urban migration -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Luther Adams demonstrates that in the wake of World War II, when roughly half the black population left the South seeking greater opportunity and freedom in the North and West, the same desire often anchored African Americans to the South. Way Up North in Louisville explores the forces that led blacks to move to urban centers in the South to make their homes. Adams defines ""home"" as a commitment to life in the South that fueled the emergence of a more cohesive sense of urban community and enabled southern blacks to maintain their ties to the South as a place of personal identity, fam
Contents:
Headed for Louisville : African American migration within the South
Way up north in Louisville : migration and the meaning of the South
I never Jim Crowed myself : navigating the boundaries of race in the River City
No room for possum or crawfish : African American migrants' challenge to Jim Crow
Behold the land : to stay and fight at home and struggle for civil rights
Upon this rock : African American migration and the transformation of the postwar urban landscape.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-4696-0386-1
0-8078-9943-7
OCLC:
682621088
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