Jim Crow Terminals: The Desegregation of American Airports (Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South Ser.) by Anke Ortlepp
English | August 17th, 2017 | ASIN: B074RC7ZYG, ISBN: 0820350931, 0820351210 | 222 Pages | EPUB | 3.40 MB
Historical accounts of racial discrimination in transportation have focused until now on trains, buses, and streetcars and their respective depots, terminals, stops, and other public accommodations. It is essential to add airplanes and airports to this narrative, says Anke Ortlepp. Air travel stands at the center of the twentieth century’s transportation revolution, and airports embodied the rapidly mobilizing, increasingly prosperous, and cosmopolitan character of the postwar United States.