This book will change how you understand Americans, American history, and the way you interact within our diverse society. Rarely does a book come along that has so much impact on your daily life and common perceptions. Rarely do you realize you knew so little about so much. This book changed my life.
i love to listen to inspirational romance stories. and the author Sophie Konsella. Love mystery thrillers. mostly listen at work.
I loved it. the variety of the people that were followed. I had to shake my head at the cruel Ness of the time and what some things that have not chamged.
I love the way the author chose to present the story of the great migration as first a narrative and then more specifically as the story of three individual experiences. I learned a lot and have a greater appreciation for movement of African Americans within their borders.
The recording could only be delivered any better if this were a replay of the numerous interviews with the main "characters". Well done!
The book provides a complete analysis of the migration of African-Americans from the south. Brilliantly told through the lives of people that were part of the movement. Once you start it you will not be able to put it down.
When I saw this book, I hesitated to get it. After all, I think I am well versed in real American history and of the 200 or so books I have read or listened to, including all the prize winners of the last three decades, I had never heard of this subject matter. I wondered if perhaps it were really a political book disguised as history. There are so many of those floating around now. I decided to give it a go knowing I could return it if dissatisfied. I was astounded, not only by the riveting story lines and the intensity and passion in which it is written, but also by the fact that I had never heard of this American phenomenon in my 60 years of existence. This should be standard history taught to secondary and high school students, not to mention on the University level. Not once through school and University days and in reading every history book I could lay my hands on was this amazing tale ever mentioned. I am very glad I took a chance on this book and I think it a must read for anyone who has an interest in the real way the America we know today came to be.
A hard-rending history beautifully told. We can all know so much more about our nation because of this book. Ms. Wilkerson deserves the highest praise and our sincere gratitude. Make time for this book in your life.