The Warmth of Other Suns is a historical account of the great migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North and West between 1915 and 1970. Isabel Wilkerson meticulously researched and documented this little-known chapter in American history, amassing over 3000 interviews with former migrants. The result is a gripping, eye-opening work that captures the courage and determination of millions of people seeking better lives for themselves and their families.
For who is this book for ?
This book is perfect for anyone with an interest in American history, African-American studies, or sociology. Wilkerson’s masterful storytelling brings to life the experiences of these ordinary people who did extraordinary things.
- The Warmth of Other Suns is meticulously researched, providing an in-depth look at a little-known chapter in American history.
- The author’s passion for her subject comes through on every page, making for an engaging read.
- This book offers a unique perspective on the Civil Rights Movement and the impact of socioeconomic conditions on race relations in America.
- The author frequently interrupts the story to provide statistical information on the migration.
- The book is long and at times difficult to follow.
- Many of the personal stories are heartbreakingly sad.
Learn more about the author
Isabel Wilkerson is a journalist and author who has won numerous awards for her work, including the Pulitzer Prize. The Warmth of Other Suns is her first book.
“The Warmth of Other Suns is a beautifully written and powerful account of the African American migration from the South to the North and West. Isabel Wilkerson’s sweeping history captures the courage, sacrifice, and determination of millions of people seeking better lives for themselves and their families. This is an important book that redefines America’s history.”
“The Warmth of Other Suns is one the best books I have ever read. Isabel Wilkerson did an amazing job researching and writing this book. It is a very detailed account of the African American migration from the South to the North and West during 1915-1970. This book has allowed me to see history in a whole new light.”
“The Warmth of Other Suns is more than a superbly written and deeply researched history. It is an epic novel about people who are so often invisible in America-written with love and anger enough to break your heart.”