The Resource Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America, Candacy Taylor

Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America, Candacy Taylor

Label
Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America
Title
Overground railroad
Title remainder
the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America
Statement of responsibility
Candacy Taylor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists. Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the "black travel guide to America." At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn't eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses that were safe for black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and 'Overground Railroad' celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the book and stood up against segregation. It shows the history of the Green Book, how we arrived at our present historical moment, and how far we still have to go when it comes to race relations in America
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Candacy A
Dewey number
  • 970.980
  • 973/.049607300904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.T23 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Automobile travel
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America, Candacy Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
NOPDQ
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: are we there yet? -- Driving while black -- The business of the Green Book -- The fight -- A license to leave -- All aboard -- Vacation -- Music venues -- The roots of Route 66 -- Women and the Green Book -- A change is gonna come -- Integration and the double-edged sword of progress -- Epilogue: America after the Green Book
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781419738173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1086339267
  • 1913965
Label
Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America, Candacy Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Note
NOPDQ
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: are we there yet? -- Driving while black -- The business of the Green Book -- The fight -- A license to leave -- All aboard -- Vacation -- Music venues -- The roots of Route 66 -- Women and the Green Book -- A change is gonna come -- Integration and the double-edged sword of progress -- Epilogue: America after the Green Book
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781419738173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1086339267
  • 1913965

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