Black pioneers: images of the Black experience on the North by John Ravage, Quintard Taylor

By John Ravage, Quintard Taylor

John Ravage has assembled a gorgeous archive of approximately 2 hundred never-before-seen images that depict the complete diversity of African-American adventure within the West. starting with the earliest on hand photos from the mid-1800s, the gathering of pictures in Black Pioneers reconstructs our figuring out of the historical past and contributions of African-Americans to our westward growth. Black Pioneers exhibits that blacks didn't play a constrained function within the cost of the West; as a substitute, their paintings and reviews as squaddies, medical professionals, ranchers, deputies, nannies, midwives, politicians, cowboys, and homesteaders have been the most important to the groups within which they lived.

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1 Others took fate by the coattails and moved to the more industrialized North in search of better-paying jobs. A few decided to relocate to the border states, where slower life-styles blended with governments that were more accepting than the deep South. The Underground Railroad served to spirit thousands from the middle and deep South across the border into southern and western Canada and other compass points less well known. Fewer still were pulled into the western migration that was sweeping the country at the time.

Migration of North Americans has been part and parcel of their historical longings for freedom, expansion, opportunity, and economic betterment. To this day, people mythologize the importance of the western Page xiv movement in literature, films, and popular entertainment, but those presentations are often the stuff of dreams, not reality. The fantasy world of ''the West'' is one filled with strong, durable men and women, the sons and daughters of European forebears. In this fantasy scenario, however, African Americans and other minority groups seem tacked on as merely added dramatic personae whowhile they may occasionally fill out the subplotsseldom grace the main action.

S. forts and the military would become centers for new communities when some travelers tarried and a few enlisted mens' families did not return to their homes back East. As a result, the West as a concept came to typify the last frontier of the United States' part of the continent. In the process, it became not only a place but also a mystic, marvelous, mythological part of the American psyche, which was celebrated in song, dance, story, and film. It became a cultural identifier uniquely dissimilar to the urbanity of New York City, the industrial dynamism of Chicago, or the agricultural fiefdoms of pre-Civil War Georgia.

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