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Right to ride : streetcar boycotts and African American citizenship in the era of Plessy v. Ferguson

Author: Blair Murphy Kelley
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
Series: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
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Focusing on three key cities--New Orleans, Richmond, and Savannah--Kelley explores African Americans' organized efforts to resist the passage of segregation laws dividing trains and streetcars by race in the early Jim Crow era. The book forces a reassessment of the timelines of the black freedom struggle, revealing that a period once dismissed as the age of accommodation should in fact be characterized as part of a  Read more...
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Kelley, Blair Murphy, 1973-
Right to ride.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009050000
(OCoLC)441211702
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Blair Murphy Kelley
ISBN: 9780807895818 0807895814 9781469604107 1469604108
OCLC Number: 656841471
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 256 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
New York : the Antebellum roots of segregation and dissent --
The color line and the ladies' car : segregation on southern rails before Plessy --
Our people, our problem? : Plessy and the divided New Orleans --
Where are our friends? : crumbling alliances and New Orleans streetcar boycott --
Who's to blame? : Maggie Lena Walker, John Mitchell Jr., and the great class debate --
Negroes everywhere are walking : work, women, and the Richmond streetcar boycott --
Battling Jim Crow's buzzards : betrayal and the Savannah streetcar boycott --
Bend with unabated protest: on the meaning of failure --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Responsibility: Blair L.M. Kelley.

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