Overground Railroad

Overground Railroad The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America

Hardback (23 Mar 2020) | English

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Synopsis

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.

About the Publisher

Abrams

Abrams

Abrams Books is dedicated to publishing visually stunning illustrated books on the subjects of art, architecture, photography, graphic design, interior and garden design, fashion, comic arts and graphic novels, sports, and general interest. Its long list of distinguished and popular titles includes The Art of Walt Disney, Earth From Above, Richard Avedon: Performance, Time: Andy Goldsworthy, African Ceremonies, Slim Aarons: Once Upon a Time, The Ultimate Picasso, Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century, Graffiti World: Street Art from Five Continents, Things I've Learned in My Life So Far, Vanity Fair: The Portraits, Twilight: Photographs by Gregory Crewdson, Kirby: King of Comics, William Wegman Polaroids, Tony Duquette, Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury, Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History, Golf Magazine: Private Lesson's, and the best-selling 365 and Discoveries series.

Book information

ISBN: 9781419738173
Publisher: Abrams Books
Imprint: Abrams
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 1202g
Height: 241mm
Width: 165mm
Spine width: 43mm