The Great Migration - T he Great Migration I. Impact on...

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The Great Migration I. Impact on African Americans a. Despite the Great Migration, most African Americans were still living in the South. b. Most were still tied to a system of share cropping and were often evicted from land by land owners c. By 1932, over 50% of African Americans in the South were unemployed d. Even those living in the North were impacted; finding jobs difficult to secure II. Impact on Women a. A call to return to more traditional gender roles: a woman should not accept a job if her husband was unemployed b. A strengthening of the idea of the male bread winner c. Despite the rhetoric, by the end of the Depression, 25% more women were working d. Decline in marriage and birth rates; rampant desertion of men who were unable to provide for their families III.Relief Programs a. No national system of relief b. Local and state relief programs c. Unequipped to handle demands d. Private charities drained IV. Herbert Hoover’s Presidency a. Began presidency in 1929 believing that he prosperity of the 1920s would continue
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b. Response to economic crisis:
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course HISTORY 35398 taught by Professor Drgill during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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