Right to ride [electronic resource] : streetcar boycotts and African American citizenship in the era of Plessy v. Ferguson / Blair L. M. Kelley
- Kelley, Blair Murphy, 1973-
- Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, c2010.
- Physical Description:
- xii, 256 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
- The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
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- License restrictions may limit access.
- 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.
- African Americans—Civil rights—History
- Civil rights movements—United States—History
- Segregation in transportation—United States—History
- Boycotts—United States—History
- United States—Race relations—History
- New Orleans (La.)—Race relations—History
- Richmond (Va.)—Race relations—History
- Savannah (Ga.)—Race relations—History
- 9780807833544 (cloth : alk. paper), 0807833541 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780807871010 (pbk. : alk. paper), and 080787101X (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -245) and index.
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