Isabel Wilkerson is very thorough in this reading. She covers the exodus of blacks from the Deep South beginning with the First World War up to the end of the Civil Rights Movement, and even slightly beyond. Because this occurrence of migration lasted for generations, it was hard to see it while it was happening, and most of its participants were unaware that they were part of any analytical change in black American residency, but in the end, six million African Americans left the South during these years. And while Jim Crow is arguably the chief reason for this migration, the settings, skills, and outcomes of these migrants ranged as widely as one might expect considering the movement’s longevity. I liked Wilkerson’s depiction of Ida Mae,
After slavery, African Americans in the south were in a time of change. Though they were free from slavery, whippings, and auctions, I believe life became difficult for them even after slavery ended. Racism began to grow increasingly, as many could not accept the fact that there was no more slavery. It became stricter when the government in the South enforced laws called Black Codes. Those laws were set to grant only certain rights to people of color.
Arguably the most profound effect of World War I on African Americans was the acceleration of the multi-decade mass movement of black, southern rural farm laborers northward and westward in search of higher wages in industrial jobs and better social and political opportunities. This Great Migration led to the rapid growth of black urban communities in cities like New York, Chicago, St. Louis, and Los Angeles.117 While relatively small groups of southern African Americans migrated after Reconstruction to border states such as Kansas and into the Appalachians, it was not until the imposition of Jim Crow segregation and disfranchisement in the South that large numbers of blacks left their homes and families to search elsewhere for a better life. Still, in 1910, nearly 90 percent of American blacks lived in the South, four-fifths of them in rural
This novel holds such a significance and truth about American history that it should not be banned in general. On the one hand, parents‟ and teachers‟ concerns are understandable because they only want the best for their children, and shielding their children from vulgar language and explicit content seems suitable. On the other hand, if one were to look past the language and obscenities, I feel as though one could see that the novel explores the bitter truth behind our beloved America. This bitter truth is of the migrant workers, the deaths of their innocent family members, the starvation, and the poverty – essentially it is the struggle of those who fell as victims to the terrible circumstances of this period in time. Ultimately, high school students, who I believe are old enough to comprehend this novel, should not be restricted from reading this book.
She relays heavily on flashback and reflections to inform the reader how things connect at the beginning and end. The structure she uses is clear and engages the reader. For example she compares the old time people to the new world people to keep reading more to find out more information, this consists in a circular sequence by going back to themes to themes. She first started talking about beauty.describing herself.
Between that time, African American Families moved from the South to the North and to the West. Following the Civil War, many African Americans had packed up and migrated to urbanized areas like Chicago and New York. By 1920, almost 300,000 African Americans had moved away from the south, Harlem being a very popular destination for the traveling families. New arrivals found jobs in slaughterhouses, factories and foundries, but working conditions were strenuous to their bodies and sometimes dangerous. Many didn 't consider the amounts of people that would be migrating to New York and that made competition for living space harder.
In my opinion, this book could have been structured better, in more of an organized manner. Overall, I believe multiple improvements could have been made to this book. Moreover, this book begins in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Six men aboard the Andrea Gail embark on a difficult fishing trip in late October.
He is not interested in the novel until his instructor mentions the critics of the novel and where it should end. Similar to these critics, the class debates whether Twain’s ending draws away from his critique of Racism and Graff found that even famous authors were capable of mistakes that could be found at his level. Now that the author has controversies to watch out for, he is able to draw a personal engagement form the books he reads as the arguments of critics guided his reading. Due to the controversy over Twain’s novel, the author then has a realization that reading and intellectual discussion could have an effect on his life, and he became less embarrassed about doing such
In detailing the events that led up to her change in perspective, she made note of the honeysuckle that covered the walls of the well-house, the warm sunshine that accompanied going outdoors, and the cool stream of water that she felt as she placed her hand under the spout. These details kept the reader with her in the moment as she felt something less simple, but still universal; the returning of a, “ misty consciousness as of something forgotten.” In using rich diction, she maintained a sense of intimacy with the reader which allowed her to call on personal details from her own life and theirs. Later in the passage, she described how, once the reality of language was opened to her, and she returned to the house, “every object which I touched seemed to quiver with life.” She had gone through a complete shift of perspective, one that, to her, was felt entirely through senses other than sight or sound.
Also during the World War 1, there was a great population shift from the rural cities in the South to the cities in the North. This period is known as the Great Migration from 1916 to 1970. This era ties back to my thesis because it shows how after 1919 African Americans still suffered from unequal rights and awful job
More than 200,000 African Americans were deployed to France during WW1. Their service stirred black pride and raised the African American community 's political and social expectations, even though it did little to improve race relations in the U.S. More of the country 's racial demographics changed considerably as a result of the war. New jobs in manufacturing and other industries, combined with a shortage of cheap European labor, translated into opportunities for African Americans in New York, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago and other northern side cities. Drawn by the potential for better pay and living conditions, approximately half a million southern black agricultures moved north from 1914 to 1920 in what is known as the Great Migration.
Tone - What was the author’s attitude toward the subject in the novel? A little nervious because once they know Griffen is dead they get panniced and worried that they were going to go to jail. Figurative Language - Identify 10 (ten) uses of figurative language the author uses in the novel (identify the figurative laguage, quote it, and write the page number)