Original post by By S. Leigh Thompson, Drop the I-Word Blog
- Week 1, Feb 1 - 7: Read pp. 1-123
The beginning of the book through the end of "A Burdensome Labor"Discuss on Feb 8th via Facebook
- Week 2, Feb 8 - 14: Read pp. 124 - 222
"The Awakening" through the end of "Crossing Over"Discuss on Feb 15th via Facebook
- Week 3, Feb 15 - 21: Read pp. 223 - 331
Part Four through the end of "The Other Side of Jordan"Discuss on Feb 22nd via Facebook
- Week 4, Feb 22 - 28: Read pp. 332-431
"Complications" through the end of "The Fullness of the Migration."Discuss on Feb 29th via Facebook
- Week 5, Feb 29 - Mar 6: Read pp. 432-549
Part Five through the end of the author's Acknowledgements letterDiscuss on Mar 7th via Facebook
- The Warmth of Other Suns combines a sweeping historical perspective with vivid intimate portraits of three individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, George Swanson Starling, and Robert Pershing Foster. What is the value of this dual focus, of shifting between the panoramic and the close-up? In what ways are Ida Mae Gladney, George Starling, and Robert Foster representative of the millions of other migrants who journeyed from South to North?
- In many ways The Warmth of Other Suns seeks to tell a new story--about the Great Migration of Black people from the South to the North and those who stayed--and to set the record straight about the true significance of that migration. "What were the major economic, social, and historical forces that sparked the Great Migration? Why did blacks leave in such great numbers from 1915 to 1970?
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