The Warmth of Other Suns is a magisterial book examining the Great Migration from the South that began during World War I and lasted until the 1970s. According to Wilkerson, the Great Migration changed the dynamic between the North and the South in ways no one could have imagined.
As discussed by the scholar Ira Berlin in his monograph The Long Emancipation, the struggle for freedom is, at its core, about agency: Who accomplished it? How was it accomplished? Why?
Secondhand Time gives readers a history of people’s stories – their stories of what it was like to live through the fall of the Soviet Union and what has been carved in its wake.