Brotherhoods of color : black railroad workers and the struggle for equality / Eric Arnesen.

Author
Arnesen, Eric [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
Description
332 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Summary note
Explores the efforts of African American porters, locomotive firemen, brakemen, waiters, and other railroad workers to battle the racism and job discrimination that affected their employers, co-workers, and unions that represented them.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Race in the first century of American railroading
  • Promise and failure in the World War I era
  • The Black wedge of civil rights unionism
  • Independent Black unionism in depression and war
  • The rise of the red caps
  • The politics of fair employment
  • The politics of fair representation
  • Black railroaders in the modern era.
ISBN
  • 0674003195 ((alk. paper))
  • 9780674003194 ((alk. paper))
  • 0674008170
  • 9780674008175
LCCN
00057515
OCLC
44516760
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