It's impossible to fully understand America without appreciating this aspect of its history. A fascinating book, brilliantly researched, beautifully read.
I am so glad I got this book. It changed me, changed the way I see my life and this country. I begin to see the connection between this story and the racial strife depicted in the lives of these real people, and our own time. Isabel Wilkerson has done a masterful job of interweaving intimate stories with historical context and data. Her research is extraordinary. I am so grateful to her for undertaking this project. I will be thinking about this for a long time.
I loved this book! I learned a lot that I didn't know about the struggles that African Americans had after migrating to the North! This should be required reading for college students!
Isabel Wilkerson is incredible. I have the book and was impressed with the amount of research she did for this book. I started by reading the book, but downloaded it on Audible because I wanted to listen to it while commuting to work and at work. The people in this book are courageous and beautifully complex. These are the stories we need to hear to have a full understanding of our shared history. The narrator was wonderful. Thank you.
This story was wonderful, educational, heartbreaking, informative and historic. It was beautifully written and performed. I didn't want it to end and when it did I found myself wishing I had known the 3 migrants personally and I found myself grieving their loss when it was over. One of my favorite books ever.
Not many books I have read have so profoundly altered my thinking about events that happened in the decades before and after I was born in the 1950's. I thought I knew the story. I didn't. I love the way the author weaves together the life narratives of 3 protagonists with historical events and narrative of our country--north and south, east and west. I highly recommend this audio book.
This important work of nonfiction is insightful and particularly timely in the current political and social period of strife.