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The Resource Colored travelers : mobility and the fight for citizenship before the Civil War, Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

Colored travelers : mobility and the fight for citizenship before the Civil War, Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

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Colored travelers : mobility and the fight for citizenship before the Civil War
Title
Colored travelers
Title remainder
mobility and the fight for citizenship before the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Americans have long regarded the freedom of travel a central tenet of citizenship. Yet, in the United States, freedom of movement has historically been a right reserved for whites. In this book, Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor shows that African Americans fought obstructions to their mobility over 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus. These were "colored travelers," activists who relied on steamships, stagecoaches, and railroads to expand their networks and to fight slavery and racism. They refused to ride in "Jim Crow" railroad cars, fought for the right to hold a U.S. passport (and citizenship), and during their transatlantic voyages, demonstrated their radical abolitionism. By focusing on the myriad strategies of black protest, including the assertions of gendered freedom and citizenship, this book tells the story of how the basic act of traveling emerged as a front line in the battle for African American equal rights before the Civil War. Drawing on exhaustive research from U.S. and British newspapers, journals, narratives, and letters, as well as firsthand accounts of such figures as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and William Wells Brown, Pryor illustrates how, in the quest for citizenship, colored travelers constructed ideas about respectability and challenged racist ideologies that made black mobility a crime." -- Publisher's description
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Summary
"Americans have long regarded the freedom of travel a central tenet of citizenship. Yet, in the United States, freedom of movement has historically been a right reserved for whites. In this book, Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor shows that African Americans fought obstructions to their mobility over 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus. These were "colored travelers," activists who relied on steamships, stagecoaches, and railroads to expand their networks and to fight slavery and racism. This book tells the story of how the basic act of traveling emerged as a front line in the battle for African American equal rights before the Civil War"--Provided by publisher
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545525
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NcU/DLC
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Pryor, Elizabeth Stordeur
Dewey number
323.1196/07309034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.18
LC item number
.P75 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Freedom of movement
  • Travel restrictions
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Freedom of movement
  • Social conditions
  • Travel restrictions
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
mobility and the fight for citizenship before the Civil War
Label
Colored travelers : mobility and the fight for citizenship before the Civil War, Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nigger and home : an etymology -- Becoming mobile in the age of segregation -- Activist respectability and the birth of the "Jim Crow car" -- Documenting citizenship : colored travelers and the passport -- The Atlantic voyage and Black radicalism -- Abroad : sensing freedom
Control code
1723673
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 218 pages
Isbn
9781469628578
Lccn
2016019962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781469628578
  • (OCoLC)945745436
Label
Colored travelers : mobility and the fight for citizenship before the Civil War, Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nigger and home : an etymology -- Becoming mobile in the age of segregation -- Activist respectability and the birth of the "Jim Crow car" -- Documenting citizenship : colored travelers and the passport -- The Atlantic voyage and Black radicalism -- Abroad : sensing freedom
Control code
1723673
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 218 pages
Isbn
9781469628578
Lccn
2016019962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781469628578
  • (OCoLC)945745436

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