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The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations
by Ira Berlin

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    Format: Paperback, 304 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780143118794
    Imprint: Penguin Group USA
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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    Book Description:
    An award-winning historian’s sweeping new interpretation of the African American experience.

    In this masterful account, Ira Berlin, one of the nation’s most distinguished historians, offers a revolutionary-and sure to be controversial-new view of African American history. In The Making of African America, Berlin challenges the traditional presentation of a linear, progressive history from slavery to freedom. Instead, he puts forth the idea that four great migrations, between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries, lie at the heart of black American culture and its development. With an engrossing, accessible narrative, Berlin traces the transit from Africa to America, Virginia to Alabama, Biloxi to Chicago, Lagos to the Bronx, and in the process finds the essence of black American life.



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