Fly Away: The Great African American Cultural Migration (Paperback)
by Peter M. Rutkoff and William B. Scott
*out of print*
Black southerners fled the Low Country of South Carolina, the mines and mills of Birmingham, Alabama, the farms of the Mississippi Delta, and the urban wards of Houston, Texas, for new opportunities in New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Los Angeles. They took with them the South's rich traditions of religion, language, music, and art, recreating and preserving their southern identity in the churches, newspapers, jazz clubs, and neighborhoods of America's largest cities. Rutkoff and Scott's sweeping study explores the development and adaptation of African American culture, from its West African roots to its profound and lasting impact on mainstream America.
Broad in scope and original in its interpretation, Fly Away illuminates the origins, development, and transformation of national culture during an important chapter in twentieth-century American history.
About the Author
Peter M. Rutkoff is a professor of American studies at Kenyon College. William B. Scott is professor emeritus of history at Kenyon College. They are the coauthors of New York Modern: The Arts and the City.
Category: History, African-American Studies
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Date Published: January 15, 2016
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