The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.
2011 Nonfiction Runner-Up
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History | Nonfiction
Wilkerson , I. (2010). The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. New York, NY: Random House.