Colored Travelers: Mobility and the Fight for Citizenship by Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

By Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

americans have lengthy seemed the liberty of shuttle a imperative guideline of citizenship. but, within the usa, freedom of circulation has traditionally been a correct reserved for whites. during this publication, Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor indicates that African american citizens fought obstructions to their mobility over a hundred years sooner than Rosa Parks refused to renounce her seat on a Montgomery bus. those have been "colored travelers," activists who depended on steamships, stagecoaches, and railroads to extend their networks and to struggle slavery and racism. They refused to trip in "Jim Crow" railroad autos, fought for the appropriate to carry a U.S. passport (and citizenship), and through their transatlantic voyages, confirmed their radical abolitionism. by way of concentrating on the myriad concepts of black protest, together with the assertions of gendered freedom and citizenship, this ebook tells the tale of the way the fundamental act of touring emerged as a entrance line within the conflict for African American equivalent rights ahead of the Civil War.

Drawing on exhaustive learn from U.S. and British newspapers, journals, narratives, and letters, in addition to firsthand money owed of such figures as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and William Wells Brown, Pryor illustrates how, within the quest for citizenship, coloured tourists developed rules approximately respectability and challenged racist ideologies that made black mobility a crime.

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