Winner of the 1996 Victor Turner Award in Humanistic Anthropology
Carol Stack tells the story of a little-known yet compelling reverse exodus-of half a million black Americans in the cities of the North, who heard a call to return home to the rural south. Skillfully evoking the terrain of Carolina towns she calls Burdy's Bend, New Jericho, and Rosedale, Stack interweaves a powerful human story with a larger economic and social analysis of migration, families, and poverty. Call to Home offers a rare glimpse of African-American communities pulling together, determined to make it in today's America.
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