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Brotherhoods of color : black railroad workers and the struggle for equality

Author: Eric Arnesen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
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Annotation From the time the first tracks were laid in the early nineteenth century, the railroad has occupied a crucial place in America's historical imagination. Now, for the first time, Eric Arnesen gives us an untold piece of that vital American institution - the story of African Americans on the railroad. African Americans have been a part of the railroad from its inception, but today they are largely  Read more...
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History
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Arnesen, Eric.
Brotherhoods of color.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00057515
(OCoLC)44516760
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Arnesen
ISBN: 0674008170 9780674008175
OCLC Number: 654470000
Awards: Commended for Robert F. Kennedy Book Award (Grand Prize) 2002
Description: 1 online resource (332 pages) : illustrations
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.
Responsibility: Eric Arnesen.

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The story of African Americans on the railroad during the 20th century. This book analyzes the struggle against racism and job discrimination fought by the black railroaders, showing how the men  Read more...

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