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17 the second great migr ation 29 The trend continued after the war. 18 Females especially outnumbered males in the young adult age range. The gender distribution had something to do with unequal job opportunities in the rural South. Farmwork privileged young males, especially as agriculture contracted and family-oriented production through tenant farming and sharecropping gave way to employment on consolidated and mechanized farms. Because this was usually seasonal and undependable work, it put pressure on family incomes.
Died during a routine tonsillectomy. 1 Dona and Frank Irvin, their daughter Nell, and their son Frank Jr. were part of the Second Great Migration, a term historians use to distinguish between two eras of massive African American migration out of the South. The exodus began in the early part of the twentieth century, especially during World War I and the 1920s, and that first phase has long been called the Great Migration. The label may have been premature. By some measures, a greater migration was still to come.
Had black people dispersed as widely as white interstate migrants generally do (including white southerners), their impact would have been much more modest. 6 Reorganizing the South The Second Great Migration decisively transformed the South. The earlier exodus had begun the shift from farms to cities. The second phase completed the process, all but eliminating black farm life in the South—indeed, in America. The southern agricultural economy had been losing acreage 24 gregory and shedding people since the mid-1920s, as marginal lands were taken out of production and farming techniques were modernized and mechanized.
African American Urban History since World War II (Historical Studies of Urban America) by Kenneth L. Kusmer, Joe W. Trotter