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A Century of Negro Migration from the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History

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A study of race from Carter G. Woodson, the creator of Black History Month.
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Published (first published February 3rd 2003)
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Avigail
Jun 25, 2011 Avigail rated it liked it
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The topic of this book was of interest to me, and it is available for free on the Kindle. Written in 1918, I read the book not only as a monograph on African American migration through the U.S., but also as a piece of history in and of itself. While I had several complaints about the work (see below), I did enjoy seeing how the perspective of a self-made, self-educated African American historian influenced his writing and his message.

One outcome of this perspective was an elitism that pervaded
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Lydia
Before The Warmth of Other Suns and before Slavery by Another Name, there was this book. This is Woodson's chronicle of how African-Americans have to come to live in the various states and Canada, Africa and parts of Mexico. Compiled from various books, periodicals magazines, church and personal records, local, state and Federal recores chronicle of African-American migration and the reasons for it.

It is a sordid story of United States history of slavery and peonage; Jim Crow laws, exploitation
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President of Associated Publishers, Inc. Founder and editor of the Journal of Negro History, 1916, and the Negro History Bulletin, 1937.
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