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

Elisabeth Engel, Nicholas Grant

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-273
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of American Studies
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

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