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Originally Appeared on Glamour
The gorgeous prose, meticulous history and sweeping narrative of Isabel Wilkerson's once-in-a-generation book are enough to leave a lasting imprint on the reader. But its subversive power is the way that Warmth paints the Great Migration—that 6-million strong mass movement of black Americans out of the feudal South—as a classic immigration story of a people fleeing their native lands in the quest to be free. But in this case, the migrants were fellow Americans seeking refuge both from and in their own country. A remarkable book.
—Nikole Hannah-Jones, staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, and co-creator of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. She conceived and contributed to The 1619 Project for the New York Times.