Rising from the rails tells an important story of the transition of black labor after the civil war from slavery to freedom after emancipation african americans looked for employment in a variety of venues with the growth of railroads george pullman popularized a new travel experience the sleeping car pullman instituted and combined a number of features that made rail travel luxurious safety features expanded car size shock absorbing wheels and trained personal attendants the . Rising from the rails pullman porters and the making of the black middle class tye larry isbn 9780805078503 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. I enjoyed rising from the rails pullman porters and the making of the black middle class by larry tye i have been reading much about pullman porters and tyes book is recent he covers some of the familiar ground such as the nature of the work and the discrimination built into job we learn about the complexities of the work and what these men learn about negotiating in the white world . Rising from the rails pullman porters and the making of the black middle class item preview remove circle share or embed this item embed embed for wordpresscom hosted blogs and archiveorg item description tags want more advanced embedding details examples and help no favorite . The porters labor dispute and efforts to include blacks in more favorable positions in the war industry led to the first march on washington and thats how hard working men common men make history rising from the rails pullman porters and the making of the black middle class by larry tye 2004 henry holt co new york 315
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