Making Their Own Way: Southern Blacks' Migration to Pittsburgh, 1916-30
by Peter Gottlieb
University of Illinois Press, 1987
Cloth: 978-0-252-01354-6 | Paper: 978-0-252-06617-7
Library of Congress Classification F159.P69N44 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.896073074886

      "A model study, one of two or three genuinely indispensable books
        on that momentous movement historians know as the Great Migration. Peter
        Gottlieb shatters the received portrait of southern migrants as bewildered,
        premodern folk, 'utterly unprepared' for the complexities of urban life.
        African Americans in his account emerge as complex, creative agents, exploiting
        old solidarities and building new ones, transforming the urban landscape
        even as it transformed them." -- James Campbell, Northwestern University
      "Engagingly written and well organized. . . . A major addition to
        the fields of Afro-American, urban, and working-class history." --
        Howard N. Rabinowitz, Georgia Historical Quarterly
      "Gottlieb uses oral histories, corporate records, and primary and
        secondary scholarship to present a useful picture of an important part
        of the Great Migration that followed World War I." -- George Lipsitz,
      "Sensitive and yet also incisive. . . . clear and often compelling.
        An outstanding study." -- James R. Barrett, Journal of American
        Ethnic History
      Publication of this work was supported in part by a grant from the
        Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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