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(Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class.pdf) b A lively and engaging chronicle that adds yet another dimension to the historical record The Boston Globe b br br 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 of white passengers making the Pullman Company the largest employer of African Americans in the country by the s br br Drawing on extensive interviews with dozens of porters and their descendants Larry Tye reconstructs the complicated world of the Pullman porter and the vital cultural political and economic roles they played as forerunners of the modern black middle class i Rising from the Rails i provides a lively and enlightening look at this important social phenomenonDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class books for multiple devices.

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