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Two Centuries of African-American Travel Writing This anthology documents two centuries of writing by African-Americans who have traveled abroad in search of new opportunities, political insight, pleasure, and adventure. Includes work by James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Matthew Henson, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Ntozake Shange, and more.
Table of Contents
|The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth, Mountaineer, Scout and Pioneer and Chief of the Crow Nation of Indians||p. 6|
|Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands||p. 15|
|The Life and Adventures of Nat Love||p. 23|
|Nellie Brown, or The Jealous Wife with Other Sketches||p. 30|
|The Pedro Gorino||p. 32|
|A Negro Explorer at the North Pole||p. 46|
|Missionaries and Activists of the Nineteenth Century|
|"Letter to the Editor"||p. 57|
|Memoirs of the Life, Religious Experience, Ministerial Travels and Labours of Mrs. Zilpha Elaw||p. 60|
|A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince||p. 68|
|An Autobiography: The Story of the Lord's Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, The Colored Evangelist||p. 77|
|Reminiscences of School Life, and Hints on Teaching||p. 87|
|A Brief Account of the Settlement and Present Situation of the Colony of Sierra Leone, in Africa||p. 100|
|Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party||p. 105|
|A Pilgrimage to My Motherland||p. 111|
|The Relations and Duties of Free Colored Men in America to Africa||p. 124|
|From West Africa to Palestine||p. 137|
|"Little Portraits of Africa" from The Crisis||p. 146|
|Black Power: A Record of Reactions in a Land of Pathos||p. 150|
|The Rise and Fall of the Proper Negro||p. 154|
|West African Travels||p. 161|
|The American Fugitive in Europe: Sketches of Places and People Abroad||p. 169|
|The Diaries of Gwendolyn Bennett||p. 175|
|"Yarrow Revisited" from The Crisis||p. 180|
|"What Paris Means to Me" from Negro Digest||p. 186|
|"Countee Cullen on French Courtesy" from The Crisis||p. 189|
|"Encounter on the Seine: Black Meets Brown" from Notes of a Native Son||p. 193|
|A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince||p. 201|
|"Soviet Russia and the Negro" from The Crisis||p. 206|
|"Going South in Russia" from The Crisis||p. 215|
|"Notes from a Trip to Russia" from Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches||p. 221|
|Black Bolshevik||p. 228|
|Russian Journals||p. 231|
|Truth Seekers: Statesmen, Scholars and Journalists (from 1930 to the Civil Rights Era)|
|"Naples and the Land of the Emigrant" from The Man Farthest Down||p. 241|
|Angela Davis: An Autobiography||p. 251|
|"My Trip to Cuba in Quest of Negro Books" from Opportunity||p. 259|
|Island Possessed||p. 266|
|An African American in South Africa||p. 269|
|"My Trip to the Land of Gandhi" from Ebony||p. 281|
|"A Colored Brother Lost" from The Pitfall and the Proud||p. 290|
|Visitors, Tourists, and "Others"|
|"African Fragment" from Report from Part One||p. 301|
|"How Far from Here to Mexico?" from The Crisis||p. 311|
|"The City" from The Bern Book: A Record of the Voyage of the Mind||p. 315|
|"Report from the Bahamas" from Moving Towards Home: Political Essays||p. 319|
|"Excerpts from a Dakar Diary" from Sage||p. 330|
|"How She Came by Her Name" from Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions: Fiction, Essays, and Conversations||p. 334|
|"All It Took Was a Road/Unexpected Surprises of Urban Renewal" from If I Can Cook/You Know God Can||p. 337|
|"No Stops Until Darwin" from A Long Way from St. Louie||p. 340|
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