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

Title Rising from the rails Pullman porters and the making of the Black middle class
Names Tye, Larry.
Book Number DB059817
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation History of industrialist George Pullman's recruitment of African Americans as porters for his rail cars during post-Civil War Reconstruction. Through first-person accounts and archival material, Tye addresses the porter monopoly's first trade union, unique culture, and contribution to the evolution of a black middle class. Some strong language. 2004.
Narrator Toney, David.
Local Subject Business - BUS
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
History, United States - HUS
History - HST
Audience Notes Male narrator.
Contains strong language.
LC Subject African Americans - Social conditions
Pullman porters - United States - History
Call Number 331.881138522 ANF
Language English
Released 2004
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 2004 (Potomac Talking Book Services, recording studio).
Original Publication Recorded from: 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt, c2004. 0805070753
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