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Way up north in Louisville : African American migration in the urban South, 1930-1970
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ISBN: 1469603861 0807899437 9780807899434 9781469603865 9780807834220 080783422X 146961894X Year: 2010 Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press,

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Luther 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, fam

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