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Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class

Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class
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The Pullman Company, which until 1969 owned the sleeper cars for and ran the sleeper service on the U.S. railroads, and was at one time "the largest employer of Negroes in America and probably the world."  Autobiographies, oral histories, biographies, newspapers, company records—wherever the porter might be glimpsed, including fiction and film were accessed by the author to enable an accurate accounting of a Pullman Porter's life and position both on and off the job.  by Larry Tye, softcover, 352 pages

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