African American History

Joshua S. Lever
African American History between the 1930s & 1940s
HIS 204: American History Since 1865
Instructor Andrew Cramer
September 21, 2014

African America History between the 1930’s & 1940’s
Collins, William J.; Wanamaker, Marianne H. Selection and Economic Gains in the Great Migration of African Americans: New Evidence from Linked Census Data. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, January 2014, v. 6, iss. 1, pp. 220-52, Database: EconLit with Full Text.
The onset of World War I spurred the Great Migration of African Americans from the US South, arguably the most important internal migration in US history. The Great Migration was, for the most cases, the key start to the Civil War. African Americans found the change to be an improvement for breaking ground on the increase of jobs, farming life, and education. It was a slow-moving process that would eventually pay off for the years to come.
Curtis, Susan. Black Culture and the New Deal the Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era. Journal of American History. Jun2011, Vol. 98 Issue 1, p242-243. 2p. DOI: 10.1093/jahist/jar102. , Database: Academic Search Complete.
The Roosevelt administration had two parts. Both phases of the New Deal were largely discriminated against African Americans. African Americans were already in a dilemma with the Great Depression, the New Deal of the Roosevelt Era only seemed to add fuel to the fire. With the increase of unemployment, African Americans family heads were headed for relief and added to the denials of freedom and democracy was the specter of starvation.
Livoti, Vincent M. Flying for Freedom: Untold Stories of the Tuskegee Airmen. School Library Journal. May2008, Vol. 54 Issue 5, p73-74. 2p. Database: Academic Search Complete.
The Tuskegee Airmen gave the African American, along with our nation, a since of belonging with their affiliations in the Great War. Being, kind of forced, on the front line of battle and bringing the fight to the...