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- DescriptionLuther Adams demonstrates that in the wake of World War II, when roughly half the black population left the South seeking greater opportunity and freedom in the North and West, the same desire often anchored African Americans to the South. Way Up North in Louisville explores the forces that led blacks to move to urban centers in the South to make their homes. Adams defines home as a commitment to life in the South that fueled the emergence of a more cohesive sense of urban community and enabled southern blacks to maintain their ties to the South as a place of personal identity, family, and community. This commitment to the South energized the rise of a more militant movement for full citizenship rights and respect for the humanity of black people.
Way Up North in Louisville offers a powerful reinterpretation of the modern civil rights movement and of the transformations in black urban life within the interrelated contexts of migration, work, and urban renewal, which spurred the fight against residential segregation and ecomic inequality. While ackwledging the destructive downside of emerging postindustrialism for African Americans in the Jim Crow South, Adams concludes that persistent patterns of ecomic and racial inequality did t rob black people of their capacity to act in their own interests.
- Author(s)Luther Adams
- PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press
- Date of Publication30/07/2014
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleJohn Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture
- Place of PublicationChapel Hill
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University of North Carolina Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, black & white tables, maps
- Weight431 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine20 mm
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