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A Century of Negro Migration   By: (1875-1950)

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Carter G. Woodson's seminal work, A Century of Negro Migration, offers readers a profound and comprehensive examination of one of the most significant periods in American history. With meticulous research and a deep understanding of the subject matter, Woodson paints a detailed picture of the mass exodus of African Americans from the South during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Woodson's expertise as a historian shines through every page of this book. He presents a wealth of data, including statistics, personal narratives, and historical accounts, to provide readers with a clear understanding of the complex factors that led to this migration. By highlighting the economic, social, and political conditions that African Americans faced in the South, Woodson allows readers to grasp the magnitude of their desire for a better life elsewhere.

One of the strengths of this book is Woodson's ability to contextualize the migration within the broader historical framework. He provides a thorough analysis of the impact of events such as the Reconstruction era, the Jim Crow laws, and the Great Migration, effectively demonstrating the interconnectedness of these defining moments in American history. Through this approach, Woodson helps readers appreciate the interplay between individual experiences and larger societal forces.

Woodson's writing style is both engaging and accessible, making A Century of Negro Migration an enjoyable read for both academic scholars and general readers. He seamlessly weaves together personal stories, newspaper articles, and historical accounts to create a narrative that not only informs but also resonates with readers on an emotional level. His meticulous attention to detail and his ability to bring the past to life make this book an essential addition to any library on African American history.

Moreover, Woodson's work is particularly valuable due to the significance of its subject matter. A Century of Negro Migration sheds light on a critical period that shaped the course of American society, economy, and culture. By offering a comprehensive analysis of the factors that propelled African Americans to leave the South, Woodson challenges prevailing narratives and invites readers to critically examine the impact of this migration on the nation as a whole.

Overall, A Century of Negro Migration stands as a testament to Carter G. Woodson's immense contributions to the field of African American history. Through his comprehensive research, engaging narrative, and insightful analysis, Woodson sheds light on an important chapter in American history that has often been overlooked. This book serves as a reminder of the resilience, courage, and determination of African Americans seeking better opportunities and a brighter future. A must-read for anyone interested in understanding the complexities of the African American experience in the United States.

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[Transcriber's note: The spelling inconsistencies of the original are preserved in this etext.]


Carter G. Woodson






In treating this movement of the Negroes, the writer does not presume to say the last word on the subject. The exodus of the Negroes from the South has just begun. The blacks have recently realized that they have freedom of body and they will now proceed to exercise that right. To presume, therefore, to exhaust the treatment of this movement in its incipiency is far from the intention of the writer. The aim here is rather to direct attention to this new phase of Negro American life which will doubtless prove to be the most significant event in our local history since the Civil War.

Many of the facts herein set forth have seen light before. The effort here is directed toward an original treatment of facts, many of which have already periodically appeared in some form. As these works, however, are too numerous to be consulted by the layman, the writer has endeavored to present in succinct form the leading facts as to how the Negroes in the United States have struggled under adverse circumstances to flee from bondage and oppression in quest of a land offering asylum to the oppressed and opportunity to the unfortunate... Continue reading book >>

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