Black and White Women's Travel Narratives: Antebellum Explorations
Waters, Kristin, Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA)
Black and White Women's Travel Narratives: Antebellum Explorations Cheryl J. Fish. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2004.
The vision of nineteenth-century black women traveling the world to St. Petersburg and Jamaica, the Mediterranean, Haiti, Cuba, and Panama defies popular imagination and jolts us away from the more typical picture of this period, of half-stripped women in bonds trudging the few steps from slave quarters to cotton fields. Yet two of Cheryl Fish's three essays in Black and White Women's Travel Narratives paint a portrait of what she calls "mobile subjectivities" of just this sort. The travel narratives of Nancy Prince and Mary Seacole, freeborn blacks …
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Publication information: Article title: Black and White Women's Travel Narratives: Antebellum Explorations. Contributors: Waters, Kristin - Author. Journal title: Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA). Volume: 29. Issue: 2 Publication date: June 2006. Page number: 229+. © 2004 Blackwell Publishers Ltd. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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