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. 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 english edition ebook tye larry amazonde kindle shop. Larry tyes rising from the rails recreates an important chapter in the history of black people in this country the hard earned passage of thousands of blacks into the middle class by examining the progress of the pullman porter from the step and fetch it caricature to pensioned union member tye captures one of black peoples many struggles to achieve equality this is la story all americans should know vernon e jordan jr senior managing director at lazard llc and author . 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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