Remond's extensive travels and diverse acquaintances demonstrate that the nineteenth-century grand tour of Europe was not exclusively the privilege of white intellectuals but included African American travelers, among them women. This biography, based on international archival research, tells the fascinating story of how Remond forged a radical path, establishing relationships with fellow activists, artists, and intellectuals across Europe.
"Salenius effectively draws on archival research of Remond and her contemporaries to showcase Remond's activism and demonstrate that African Americans were critically and intimately engaged in transatlantic political and social activities."—DoVeanna Fulton, author of Speaking Power: Black Feminist Orality in Women's Narratives of Slavery
"Sirpa Salenius's An Abolitionist Abroad is a much needed addition to our understanding of the complex transatlantic networks that developed throughout the nineteenth century."—Stéphanie Durrans
, European Journal of American Studies