Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Degree Discipline



Migration is considered as a normal process of adjustment to changes in economic opportunities. As new areas develop and old ones become stationary or decline, people move in response to known or expected advantages in other areas, or simply as a means of escaping conditions at home but with no particular assurance of bettering their conditions.

The migrations of people from one area to another has been an almost constant phenomenon of human history. The dominant migratory trend during the relatively prosperous 1920s was the movement from farms to cities. Between 1930 and 1936, the trend changed somewhat as a great number of dislocated rural people sought resettlement on other agricultural lands. Then in the 1940s, a great shuffling and redistribution of population occurred largely toward the pacific coast. As the trend in migration changed and migration became more extended and prolonged, the American economy took on more complex problems. Although the entire economy felt the impact of migration, certain segments were affected more than others.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J.D. Holmes

Committee Member

J. L. Brown

Committee Member

J. L. Brown

Committee Member

S.W. Davis


Prairie View Agricultural And Mechanical College


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John B Coleman Library

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Prairie View





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