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Exploring the grassroots movements of social protest that flourished in the urban North during World War I, and the postwar racial counterrevolution, Black Protest and the Great Migration chronicles the move of Southern African Americans into the urban North during World War I and into the 1920's. Using a unique collection of articles from a variety of northern, southern, black, and white newspapers, magazines, and books, the text explores the impact of the Great Migration.
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Table of Contents
2. The Promised Land?
"The Truth about the North"
Chicago Commission on Race Relations, The Arrival in Chicago, 1922
Southwestern Christian Advocate, Read This Before You Move North, April 5, 1917
Dwight Thompson Farnham, Negroes a Source of Industrial Labor, August 1918
The East St. Louis Riot '78New Orleans Times-Picayune, The Negro in the North, June 4, 1917Crisis, The Massacre of East St. Louis, September 1917Chicago Defender, Thousands March in Silent Protest, August 4, 1917
3. The Evolution of Black Politics
Patriotism and Military Service
United Mine Workers Journal, From Alabama: Colored Miners Anxious for Organization, June 1, 1916