Loved that the author provided such a vivid history lesson through the lives of three people who made the journey out of the south. I have always been in awe of the courage and tenacity of immigrants from other countries. I now add our own to those ranks.
Thanks for an important story so well written and told.
I learned so much from this book. So many cultural things make more sense now. At first I didn't like the repetitive points both personal and historical views but it helped keep me focused in the end.
From the standpoint of American history, this is one of the best researched and best written books I have ever read. So kudos to Isabel Wilkerson. Robin Miles is an extraordinary reader and performer. Although I now intend to buy the written version because I think it is an important book to own, I highly recommend listening to the audio version. Simply the best I have ever heard.
Isabel Wilkerson story telling is unmatched. She seductively pulls her readers into decades long hardships, triumphs, victories, and resignations. One of the best books I've ever read!
This book tells an important piece of the American story that is somehow unknown or only partly understood by most of us. Through the stories of the lives of three people, beautifully told and exceedingly well researched, we can understand the paths and humanity of many others. The narration is magnificent. Experiencing this book has left a mark in me that I will carry forever. It has changed the way I understand American history. I am grateful.
From the first lines to the very last, I was captivated by a seldom told story of a journey that embodies the American quest for true Liberty. The author skillfully weaves the personal stories of three individuals who were part of the Great Migration out of the South and into the North, Midwest, and West seeking to escape de facto slavery and legalized genocide. The author's meticulous research supports and enhances our understanding of what it means to become a fully acknowledged citizen of the US. This book should be required reading in any high school or college American history class.
This was a wonderful and enlightening story. Very engaging! This was an excellent account of the Great Migration. I had no idea of its truth. Narrator is amazing and really brings these stories to life.
This book was an incredible look at a massive population shift in American history that drastically altered the face of our nation. It provides a wonderful and accessible backdrop for many our the race related challenges we face today.
This is a compelling and riveting account of Black migration north after Reconstruction in the U.S. It should be required reading. Fun part is, it's so engrossing! It definitely covers the requisite scholarly ground, but what I couldn't resist were the stories of the individual immigrants. Don't miss this one!