Making Their Own Way

9780252066177: Paperback
Release Date: 1st November 1996

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 272

Series Blacks in the New World

University of Illinois Press

Making Their Own Way

Southern Blacks' Migration to Pittsburgh, 1916-30

      "A model study, one of two or three genuinely indispensable books         on that momentous movement historians know as the Great Migration. Peter         Gottlieb shatters the received portrait of southern migrants as bewildered,         premodern folk, 'utterly unprepared' for the complexities of urban life.         African Americans in his account emerge as complex, creative agents, exploiting         old solidarities and building new ones, transforming the urban landscape         even as it transformed them." -- James Campbell, Northwestern University       "Engagingly written and well organized. . . . A major addition to         the fields of Afro-American, urban, and working-class history." --         Howard N. Rabinowitz, Georgia Historical Quarterly       "Gottlieb uses oral histories, corporate records, and primary and         secondary scholarship to present a useful picture of an important part         of the Great Migration that followed World War I." -- George Lipsitz,         Choice       "Sensitive and yet also incisive. . . . clear and often compelling.         An outstanding study." -- James R. Barrett, Journal of American         Ethnic History       Publication of this work was supported in part by a grant from the         Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  
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      "A model study, one of two or three genuinely indispensable books         on that momentous movement historians know as the Great Migration. Peter         Gottlieb shatters the received portrait of southern migrants as bewildered,         premodern folk, 'utterly unprepared' for the complexities of urban life.         African Americans in his account emerge as complex, creative agents, exploiting         old solidarities and building new ones, transforming the urban landscape         even as it transformed them." -- James Campbell, Northwestern University       "Engagingly written and well organized. . . . A major addition to         the fields of Afro-American, urban, and working-class history." --         Howard N. Rabinowitz, Georgia Historical Quarterly       "Gottlieb uses oral histories, corporate records, and primary and         secondary scholarship to present a useful picture of an important part         of the Great Migration that followed World War I." -- George Lipsitz,         Choice       "Sensitive and yet also incisive. . . . clear and often compelling.         An outstanding study." -- James R. Barrett, Journal of American         Ethnic History       Publication of this work was supported in part by a grant from the         Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.