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The Resource Isabel Wilkerson's The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration, (eBook)

Isabel Wilkerson's The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration, (eBook)

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Isabel Wilkerson's The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration
Title
Isabel Wilkerson's The warmth of other suns
Title remainder
the epic story of America's great migration
Title variation
Quicklet, an unofficial guide
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Isabel Wilkerson's "The Warmth of Other Suns" is truly a labor of love. It took 15 years to research and write, as she interviewed over 1, 200 people. Wilkerson tracked down her subjects at churches, quilting clubs, funerals, family reunions, and others. After preliminary rounds of interviews, she narrowed her search down to 30 people, and then chose the three main subjects who appear in the book. She was racing against the clock to collect as many stories as possible from the migrants, whose numbers were starting to dwindle. Her book even covers the funerals of both George Starling and Robert Pershing Foster. In order to write her story in a heartfelt manner, Wilkerson recreated Robert Foster's exhausting drive from Louisiana to California. Dr. Foster drove through three states without rest because blacks werent welcome at any motels in those regions. Wilkerson's trip was cut short by her parents, who insisted she stop before reaching dangerous levels of fatigue. At a particularly perilous tract of the drive, Wilkerson writes that her mother said, "You know he must have been ready to cry right about here."
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Nakamura, Taryn
Dewey number
304.80973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Quicklet
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  • Wilkerson, Isabel
  • African Americans
  • Migration, Internal
  • Rural-urban migration
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Isabel Wilkerson's The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration, (eBook)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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MWT11405853
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781614641544
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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11405853
Publisher number
MWT11405853
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Isabel Wilkerson's The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration, (eBook)
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11405853
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781614641544
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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11405853
Publisher number
MWT11405853
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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