Colored travelers : mobility and the fight for citizenship before the Civil War
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Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016].
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Book
ISBN
9781469628578 (cloth : alk. paper), 1469628570 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Northampton Forbes Library - Mezzanine
F83XN.P956c 2016
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Published
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016].
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pages cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781469628578 (cloth : alk. paper), 1469628570 (cloth : alk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"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.

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