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

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

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Colored travelers: : mobility and the fight for citizenship before the Civil War
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Colored travelers:
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mobility and the fight for citizenship before the Civil War
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Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor
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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
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Midwest
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Pryor, Elizabeth Stordeur
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323.1196/07309034
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Freedom of movement
  • Travel restrictions
  • Electronic books
  • United States
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adult
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Colored travelers: : mobility and the fight for citizenship before the Civil War, Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781469628585
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11719780
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remote
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11719780
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MWT11719780
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Colored travelers: : mobility and the fight for citizenship before the Civil War, Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469628585
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11719780
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719780
System control number
MWT11719780
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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