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Rising from the rails : Pullman porters and the making of the Black middle class

Author: Larry Tye
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Tye
ISBN: 0805070753 9780805070750
OCLC Number: 53926648
Description: xvii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Larry Tye.
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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.

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