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Finding Home - Displacement and Migration throughout the United States, 1830s-1960s

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Finding Home - Displacement and Migration throughout the United States, 1830s-1960s

Forced and coerced displacement within the United States throughout the 19th and 20th centuries profoundly challenged the concept and reliability of “home” - psychological, concrete, and emotional. This pattern of human migration determined survival for some and near decimation for others, and a constantly reconstructed definition of “home” for the youngest travelers along the way. The children’s and young adult literature around which this map set is based tells their stories. Created by Bindy Fleischman, United States Board on Books for Young People (usbby.org).