The Warmth Of Other Suns

The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

by Isabel Wilkerson

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The Warmth Of Other Suns
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The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
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Isabel Wilkerson

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The Warmth Of Other Suns
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The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Author
Isabel Wilkerson

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Book Summary

In an epic history covering the period from the end of World War I through the 1970s, a Pulitzer Prize winner 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.

Awards and Recognition

National Book Critics Circle Award (2011)

18 weeks on NPR Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller List

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In the 1920s, Harlem's African-American population exploded — with nearly 200,000 African Americans inhabiting a neighborhood where there had been virtually no blacks 15 years earlier. Above, a Harlem street in 1942. National Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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