Promise and Prejudice: Wise County, Virginia and the Great Migration, 1910-1920

  title={Promise and Prejudice: Wise County, Virginia and the Great Migration, 1910-1920},
  author={M. H. Burchett},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={312 - 327}
  • M. H. Burchett
  • Published 22 June 1997
  • History
  • The Journal of Negro History
When tracing the path of American history, one almost invariably encounters themes of renewal and hope; of promises kept and broken; of the belief that opportunity waits continually over the next hill or around the next bend for those with the courage and initiative to go forth and seize it. Despite the much-heralded passing of the American frontier at the end of the nineteenth century, the country has since remained home to a restless society in which geographical mobility has been encouraged… 
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