Rising from the rails : Pullman porters and the making of the Black middle class / Larry Tye.

Author
Tye, Larry [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
New York : Henry Holt, 2004.
Description
xvii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Summary note
Describes how the Pullman Company hired former slaves as sleeping car porters and became the largest employer of African American men in the country by the 1920s, creating a unique culture that blazed a path for a black middle class.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Out of bondage, all aboard
  • Rough rides, intimate encounters
  • My name's not George
  • Saint Philip and the battle for brotherhood
  • Behind the mask
  • Train to freedom
  • A legacy that lasts.
ISBN
  • 0805070753
  • 9780805070750
  • 0805078509
  • 9780805078503
LCCN
2003067573
OCLC
53926648
Other standard number
  • 99807889992
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