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The Great Migration of Black Americans from the US South: A guide and interpretation

William Collins

Explorations in Economic History, 2021, vol. 80, issue C

Abstract: The Great Migration from the US South is a prominent theme in economic history research not only because it was a prime example of large scale internal migration, but also because it had far-reaching ramifications for American economic, social, and political change. This article offers a concise review of the literature focused on questions of timing, selection, and migrants’ outcomes, and then offers a more speculative interpretation of how the Great Migration fostered the advancement of Civil Rights. It concludes by pointing out areas where further exploration would be valuable.

Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.eeh.2020.101382

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