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Call To Home: African-Americans Reclaim The Rural South
The long-awaited new book by the author of the bestselling All Our Kin is a poignant saga of a reverse exodus: the return of half a million black Americans to the rural South.There have been many books focusing on the black migration out of the South into Northern cities. But few people are aware that over the past 20 years the trend has been in the other direction, with A ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published December 27th 1996 by Basic Books
(first published April 4th 1996)
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"Call to Home" tells the as yet untold story of the remigration of African Americans to the South. The book is written as an ethnography in a novelistic fashion. The stories told give fantastic insight into the motivation and attitudes compelling these individuals to move back "home". Rather than for economic reasons, Stack posits that it is the nostalgia for home and the love of family that has driven these African Americans back to the South.