by Tamara J. Walker
An award-winning historian charts the journeys of African Americans abroad as she explores her own transatlantic family odyssey in this powerful global history of traveling while Black. Part historical exploration, part travel memoir, Beyond the Shores reveals poignant histories of a diverse group of African Americans who, over the course of the past century, sought to escape the racism of the United States by living abroad. She describes how they were treated in countries ranging from France and Uzbekistan to Argentina and Brazil. Together, the interwoven accounts highlight African Americans' complicated relationship to the United States and world at large.
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