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

Author: Eric Arnesen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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 remembered as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Arnesen, Eric.
Brotherhoods of color.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002, ©2001
(OCoLC)49647426
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Arnesen
ISBN: 9780674020283 0674020286 0674008170 9780674008175
OCLC Number: 434586612
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of Wesley-Logan Prize 2001
Nominated for Albert J. Beveridge Award 2001
Nominated for Littleton-Griswold Prize 2001
Nominated for Merle Curti Award 2002
Nominated for Ellis W. Hawley Prize 2002
Nominated for James A. Rawley Prize 2002
Nominated for John H. Dunning Prize 2001
Nominated for Bancroft Prize 2002
Description: 1 online resource (332 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates)
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.
Other Titles: Black railroad workers and the struggle for equality
Responsibility: Eric Arnesen.

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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, Arnesen gives us an  Read more...

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