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Synopsis: Through a reexamination of the earliest struggles against Jim Crow, Blair Kelley exposes the fullness of African American efforts to resist the passage of segregation laws dividing trains and streetcars by race in the early Jim Crow era. Right to Ride chronicles the litigation and local organizing against segregated rails that led to the Plessy v. Ferguson decision in 1896 and the streetcar boycott movement waged in twenty-five southern cities from 1900 to 1907. Kelley tells the stories of the brave but little-known men and women who faced down the violence of lynching and urban race riots to contest segregation.
Focusing on three key cities--New Orleans, Richmond, and Savannah--Kelley explores the community organizations that bound protestors together and the divisions of class, gender, and ambition that sometimes drove them apart. 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 history of protest and resistance.
" Right to Ride is one of those marvelous books that will forever change historians' ideas about an incident they thought they understood completely: the context surrounding Plessy v. Ferguson. Beautifully written and extremely well researched, it uncovers completely new material that will impinge on a variety of historiographical arguments."--Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History, African American Studies, and American Studies, Yale University
Title: Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and ...
Publisher: The University of North Carolina
Publication Date: 2010
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description The University of North Carolina Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0807833541
Book Description The University of North Carolina Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0807833541
Book Description The University of North Carolina Press. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0807833541 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear, missing dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Seller Inventory # Z0807833541Z2