"The Green Book": A Representation of the Black Middle Class and Its Resistance to Jim Crow through Entrepreneurship and Respectability
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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
During the mid-20th century, African American motorists constantly faced discrimination and prejudice while on the road. "The Negro Motorist Green Book," published from 1936 to 1964, was a vacation guide for black travelers. Through a close reading of "The Green Book's" advertisements, articles, and rhetoric, this paper uses the guide as a lens to examine and discuss the consciousness of its readership, the black middle class.
Monahan, Meagen Kathleen, ""The Green Book": A Representation of the Black Middle Class and Its Resistance to Jim Crow through Entrepreneurship and Respectability" (2013). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 562.
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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.