The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations pdf epub fb2

The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations by Ira Berlin pdf epub fb2

The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations Author: Ira Berlin
Title: The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations
ISBN: 014311879X
ISBN13: 978-0143118794
Other Formats: docx mbr lit doc
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (December 28, 2010)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1508 kb
Size EPUB version: 1595 kb
Subcategory: Americas




An award-winning historian's sweeping new interpretation of the African American experience. In this masterful account, Ira Berlin, one of the nation's most distinguished historians, offers a revolutionary-and sure to be controversial-new view of African American history. In The Making of African America, Berlin challenges the traditional presentation of a linear, progressive history from slavery to freedom. Instead, he puts forth the idea that four great migrations, between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries, lie at the heart of black American culture and its development. With an engrossing, accessible narrative, Berlin traces the transit from Africa to America, Virginia to Alabama, Biloxi to Chicago, Lagos to the Bronx, and in the process finds the essence of black American life.