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Wartime Shipyard

Erin Royston Battat

in Ain't Got No Home: America's Great Migrations and the Making of an Interracial Left

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614021
eISBN:
9781469614045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614021.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter places African American writer Chester Himes's novel If He Hollers Let Him Go (1945) in the context of the crisis of unions and the fracturing of the Left in the 1940s. Himes depicts the ... More


Louis Armstrong and the Great Migration

Charles Hiroshi Garrett

in Struggling to Define a Nation: American Music and the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254862
eISBN:
9780520942820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254862.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at how American music making has been formed by internal migration, particularly the Great Migration, focusing on Louis Armstrong, a jazz performer and one of the most celebrated ... More


Push and Pull in Haitian Emigration

Sara Fanning

in Caribbean Crossing: African Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814764930
eISBN:
9780814760086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764930.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines a range of social pressures that pushed African American individuals to leave everything they knew in America, and a variety of hopes that pulled them to settle in Haiti. The ... More


Got On My Traveling Shoes: Black Sacred Music and the Great Migration

Robert M. Marovich

in A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039102
eISBN:
9780252097089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039102.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the role played by the Great Migration in the development of black sacred music in Chicago. Starting around 1916, thousands of black men, women, and children landed on Chicago's ... More


Migration to Haiti in the Context of Other Contemporary Migrations

Sara Fanning

in Caribbean Crossing: African Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814764930
eISBN:
9780814760086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764930.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the migration to Haiti in the context of other contemporary migrations. Although organizations and sponsors called the migrants from the U.S. to Haiti “emigrants,” in some ... More


Tasting Place, Sensing Race

Camille Bégin

in Taste of the Nation: The New Deal Search for America's Food

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040252
eISBN:
9780252098512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040252.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores food writing throughout the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) archive—American Guide Series, Folklore Project, Social-Ethnic Studies, Negro Studies Project, Feeding the City. This ... More


Introduction

Robert M. Marovich

in A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039102
eISBN:
9780252097089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039102.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book examines the development of gospel music in Chicago during its first five decades, from pioneers such as Thomas A. Dorsey and Sallie Martin to the start of the contemporary gospel era of ... More


A Dream Seeks a Path

Jill D. Snider

in Lucean Arthur Headen: The Making of a Black Inventor and Entrepreneur

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654355
eISBN:
9781469654379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654355.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 3 describes Headen’s life in Jersey City, NJ, from 1903 to 1911, a period in which he worked as a Pullman porter and as a dining car waiter for the Erie Railroad. It documents his life as a ... More


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