240 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 28 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-2857-8
Published: November 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-2858-5
Published: October 2016
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6392-0
Published: February 2021
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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.
About the Author
Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor is assistant professor of history at Smith College.
For more information about Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, visit the Author Page.