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!
This is a topic that should be covered in every high school history class. It tied things together and gave a timeline to individual things I have already known. It was nice to pick people that took very different routes/directions and follow their lives. The audio narrator (Robin Miles) was a gifted storyteller. Gave an overall rating of 4 stars because it could have been shorter if somethings were edited out since they were covered in previous chapters.
a moving blend of folklore, history, anthropology, and my own memoirs. an excellent read. once you pick it up, you won't put it down. I needed to go visit and talk to family before it's too late.
The book was very good, some parts were repetition, but still very good. I liked that the author gave her personal account in the last chapter.