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February 2004

Journey to Freedom · The Great Migration

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series
759.13 qL421Zj 1993
Using a sixty-painting cycle, Jacob Lawrence examines “the movement of millions of African Americans, in the decades following World War I, from the rural South to the urban North.”

Black Exodus: The Great Migration from the American South
Alferdteen Harrison
305.896073073 B627 1991
Eight noted scholars examine the causes and far-reaching effects of the migration of black southerners to northern cities such as Chicago, New York, Detroit and Philadelphia.

Farewell—We’re Good and Gone: The Great Black Migration
Carole Marks
305.896073 M346 1989
Marks, a sociologist, challenges a number of widely held beliefs about the political and economic reasons behind the exodus of black migrants from the South.

The Great Migration in Historical Perspective: New Dimensions of Race, Class, and Gender
Joe William Trotter, Jr.
305.896073 G786 1991
This scholarly volume gathers recent research into the causes and consequences of black population movement.

The Negro Farmer in the United States
Washington, DC: Census Bureau, 1930
P.D. C3.37/15: N31
Census data gathered in 1910, 1920, and 1930 about black agricultural workers paints a vivid picture of the shifting migratory patterns in the early twentieth century.

Negro Population in the United States: 1790-1915
Washington, DC: Census Bureau, 1918
P.D. C3.2: N39
Exhaustive statistical overview based on information from Census Bureau publications, schedules, and unpublished manuscript tables.

Negroes in the United States: 1920-1932
Washington, DC: Census Bureau, 1934
P.D. C3.2: N31/2
Supplementary report to the 1918 volume.