With Art & Industry: 1890-1920


Through his interviews, E. Marvin Goodwin discovered that many blacks had migrated North, inspired by the promise of better jobs and higher wages; while others had migrated for sentimental or emotional reasons.

On a piece of paper, separate the following responses to Goodwin's question, "Why did you or your parents migrate to Chicago from Mississippi?" into economic reasons and sentimental reasons.

Quotations from: E. Marvin Goodwin, Black Migration In America From 1915 to 1960: An Uneasy Exodus, Wales: The Edwin Mellen Press, Ltd., 1990.


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