In the "Notes on Methodology" section of The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson discusses the various approaches that she took to produce this monumental book. At one point she writes that:
The book is essentially three projects in one. The first was a collection of oral histories from around the country. The second was the distillation of those oral histories into a narrative of three protagonists, each of whom led a sufficiently full life to merit a book in his or her own right and was thus researched and reported as such. The third was an examination of newspaper accounts and scholarly and literary works of the era and more recent analyses of the Migration to recount the motivations, circumstances, and perceptions of the Migration as it was in progress and to put the subjects' actions into historical context (540).Among various things, Wilkerson also discusses conducting interviews and driving across the country tracing her subjects' journeys.
Based on her discussion of producing the book, what aspect of her research or processes did you find particularly important? Why?