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Land of Hope

Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migration

Grossman’s rich, detailed analysis of black migration to Chicago during World War I and its aftermath brilliantly captures the cultural meaning of the movement.

398 pages | 17 halftones, 6 maps | 6 x 9 | © 1989

Black Studies

Chicago and Illinois

Geography: Urban Geography

History: American History, Urban History

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Part 1
1. "All I Ask Is Give Me a Chance"
2. "The Negro’s Natural Home"
3. "Tell Me About the Place"
4. "Bound for the Promised Land"
Part 2
5. "Home People" and "Old Settlers"
6. "Don’t Have to Look up to the White Man"
7. "Eny Kind of Worke"
8. "The White Man’s Union"
9. "What Work Can I Get If I Go through School?"
Appendix A
Appendix B
List of Abbreviations
Selected Bibliography


Gustavus Myers Ctr/Study of Human Rights: Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Book Award

Illinois State Historical Society: Illinois State Historical Society Award

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