Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction

Nell Irvin Painter (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

The first major migration to the North of ex-slaves.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • May 1992
  • ISBN 978-0-393-00951-4
  • 5.6 × 8.3 in / 320 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

Endorsements & Reviews

“What makes this book so important is . . . [that it] is the first full-length scholarly study of this migration and of the forces that produced it. . . . Most previous students have focused on nationally recognized black leaders; [Painter] calls for attention to the black masses.” — David H. Donald, New York Times Book Review

“A genuine folk movement, the Exoduster migration has . . . been undeservedly ignored. Nell Irvin Painter has produced a book which rescues the Exodusters from obscurity and demonstrates her considerable talents as a researcher and writer.” — American Historical Review

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