Rising from the Rails

Rising from the Rails

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An engaging social history that reveals the critical role Pullman porters played in the struggle for African American civil rights

When George Pullman began recruiting Southern blacks as porters in his luxurious new sleeping cars, the former slaves suffering under Jim Crow laws found his offer of a steady job and worldly experience irresistible. They quickly signed up to serve as maid, waiter, concierge, nanny, and occasionally doctor and undertaker to cars full… (more)

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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (June 01, 2005)

Collection: Henry Holt and Co.

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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