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Rising from the Rails

Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class

by Larry Tye

  • 36 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Owl Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Labor Unions,
  • Blacks In The U.S.,
  • Political Science,
  • Sociology,
  • History: World,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor,
  • Labor & Industrial Relations - Unions,
  • History / General,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • Labor & Industrial Relations - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7933127M
    ISBN 100805078509
    ISBN 109780805078503
    OCLC/WorldCa60523584

    Rising From the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter. The history of the black men who worked on railroad sleeping cars -- luxury trains that began traveling across the U.S. following the Civil War. RISING FROM THE RAILS: THE STORY OF THE PULLMAN PORTER, a documentary based on the best-selling book by Larry Tye, chronicles the relatively .

    Audio is unclear at certain points throughout this event. Mr. Tye talked about his book [Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class], published by Henry Holt. RISING FROM THE RAILS: THE STORY OF THE PULLMAN PORTER, a documentary based on the best-selling book by Larry Tye, chronicles the relatively unheralded Pullman Porters, generations of African American men who served as caretakers to wealthy white passengers on luxury trains that traversed the nation during the golden age of rail.

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A Memoir. “ Rising from the Rails chronicles the pioneering role the Pullman porters and their leader, A. Philip Randolph, played in building America's union movement.

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Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO. RISING FROM THE RAILS. 1 Out of Bondage, All Aboard HE WAS A black man in a white jacket and sable hat. Having stepped out of the cotton fields barely two years before, he now was stepping onto one of the locomotives that had long Brand: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.

"Rising from the Rails chronicles the pioneering role the Pullman porters and their leader, A. Philip Randolph, played in building America's union movement. This vividly told story should be required reading for those who care about labor history, race history, and US history."/5(67).

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May 8, • In his book Rising from the Rails, journalist Larry Tye examines the social history of the African-American men who provided service to railroad passengers. Rising From The Rails Pullman porters held the worst job on the train and the best in the black community for the years they worked on George Pullman’s sleeping cars.

They launched the first successful black trade union and helped fuel the civil rights movement. It’s based on the book by journalist Larry Tye called Rising from the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter. This excerpt begins with Dr. Juliet E.K. Walker, a professor of history at University.

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Rising from the rails: Pullman porters and the making of the Black middle class User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Tye (Home Lands: Portraits of the New Jewish Diaspora) takes us on a long ride on the rails as he follows the lives, experiences, and aspirations of black Pullman porters from their early days working Read full review2/5(1).

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