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Freedom Beyond Confinement – Travel and Imagination in African-American Cultural History and Letters - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Freedom Beyond Confinement: Travel and Imagination in African-American Cultural History and Letters

Michael Ra-Shon Hall


Freedom Beyond Confinement examines the cultural history of African American travel and the lasting influence of travel on the imagination particularly of writers of literary fiction and nonfiction. Using the paradox of freedom and confinement to frame the ways travel represented both opportunity and restriction for African Americans, the book details the intimate connection between travel and imagination from post Reconstruction (ca. 1877) to the present. Analysing a range of sources from the black press and periodicals to literary fiction and nonfiction, the book charts the development of cr ... More

Keywords: African American, Travel, Mobility, Imagination, Freedom, Confinement, Fiction, Jim Crow, Cultural history, Black press, Paradox

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9781949979701
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781949979701.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Ra-Shon Hall, author
Virginia Commonwealth University