Making a Way out of No Way : African American Women and the Second Great Migration
By: Boehm, Lisa Krissoff.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2009Description: 1 online resource (318 p.).ISBN: 9781604733501.Subject(s): African American women --Biography | African American women --History --20th century | African American women --Social conditions --20th century | African Americans --Migrations --History --20th century | Migration, Internal --United States --History --20th century | Oral history --United States | Rural-urban migration --United States --History --20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Making a Way out of No Way : African American Women and the Second Great MigrationDDC classification: 305.48/896073 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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CONTENTS; A NOTE ON STYLE; BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER ONE: Memories of the Southern Childhood; CHAPTER TWO: Guiding Influences and the Younger Years; CHAPTER THREE: The Move North; CHAPTER FOUR: Encountering the City; CHAPTER FIVE: The Work of a Domestic; CHAPTER SIX: Family Aspects; CHAPTER SEVEN: Experiences with Other Types of Employment; CHAPTER EIGHT: Reflections on the Migration and a Life of Work; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
The Second Great Migration, the movement of African Americans between the South and the North that began in the early 1940s and tapered off in the late 1960s, transformed America. This migration of approximately five million people helped improve the financial prospects of black Americans, who, in the next generation, moved increasingly into the middle class. Over seven years, Lisa Krissoff Boehm gathered oral histories with women migrants and their children, two groups largely overlooked in the story of this event. She also utilized existing oral histories with migrants and southerners in leading archives. In extended excerpts from the oral histories, and in thoughtful scholarly analysis of the voices, this book offers a unique window into African American women?s history. These rich oral histories reveal much that is surprising. Although the Jim Crow South presented persistent dangers, the women retained warm memories of southern childhoods. Notwithstanding the burgeoning war industry, most women found themselves left out of industrial work. The North offered its own institutionalized racism; the region was not the promised land. Additionally, these African American women juggled work and family long before such battles became a staple of mainstream discussion. In the face of challenges, the women who share their tales here crafted lives of great meaning from the limited options available, making a way out of no way.
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