Social And Economic Effects Of The Great Migration

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Introduction The Great Migration was the movement of 6 million African-Americans out of the Southern United States. They migrated from the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West. The Great Migration occurred from 1910-1970. As Chicago, New York and other cities saw their black populations expand dramatically, migrants were forced to deal with poor working conditions and competition for living space, as well as a lot of racism and prejudice. During the Great Migration, African Americans began to build a new place for themselves in public life, actively encountering economic, political and social challenges and creating a new black urban culture that would exert huge influences…show more content…
African-American economic chances were narrowed by racism and environmental. Sharecroppers went through serious economic disappointments in the first decade of the twentieth century. Dispirited crop prices, flooding, and infestation whittled away the agricultural economy for all southerners. Not surprisingly, this period saw ponderous rural to urban migration in the territory increase the size of southern cities. Jim Crow limitations leaving the territory made social, economic, and political sense. The Great Migration, as the result of dispassionate economic forces or as the results of many personal choices. People says much about how one accession the study of history. On one hand, if one believes men and women respond to economic forces over which they have little control. Then one would see the Great Migration as a crazy thing that drove millions of men, women, and children from the rural South to the urban North. If, on the other hand, one believes that history is made by people making choices. Then one will see this economic transformation as the result of their choices, rather than as the force that made them choose

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