Going South: Tracing Race and Region in the Post-Emancipation Black Atlantic

Engel, Elisabeth and Grant, Nicholas (2018) Going South: Tracing Race and Region in the Post-Emancipation Black Atlantic. Journal of American Studies, 52 (2). pp. 269-273. ISSN 0021-8758

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Abstract

The demise of American slavery in 1865 put black Americans in motion to an unprecedented degree. Freed slaves and their descendants migrated from the plantations in the rural South to destinations around the globe. Travelling in a variety of new roles – as missionaries, journalists, agronomists, scientists, athletes, performers, entrepreneurs and political activists – African Americans gained international visibility, inspiring other oppressed populations in the colonial world to struggle for their liberation.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > American Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 May 2018 23:36
Last Modified: 19 May 2020 00:02
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/67028
DOI: 10.1017/S0021875817001864

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