Date Thesis Awarded

1-2013

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

American Studies

Advisor

Jennifer Putzi

Committee Members

Arthur Knight

Jeremy Pope

Elizabeth Schlabach

Abstract

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.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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