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A long hard journey : the story of the pullman porter

A Long Hard Journey

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Walker's American history series for young people, Walker, New York, p.144 (1989)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr HD8039 .R37 U46 1989

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/5747366

Keywords:

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters--History, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters--History--Juvenile literature, Coretta Scott King Award, 1990, Pullman Company--History, Pullman Company--History--Juvenile literature, Pullman porters--History, Pullman porters--United States--History--Juvenile literature

Abstract:

Contents: Ambassadors of hospitality: 1829-1900 -- Pullman's folly -- Travelin' man -- Baker Heater League -- Struggle: 1900-1934 -- "Let George do it!" -- Freedom from within -- Pullman company fights back -- Rockin' the boat -- Dark before the dawn -- Whole world smiles with you: 1935-1979 -- Just keep smilin' -- I am the darker brother.; Summary: A chronicle of the first black-controlled union, made up of Pullman porters, who after years of unfair labor practices staged a battle against a corporate giant resulting in a "David and Goliath" ending.

Notes:

Lexile measure 1050; book level 7.9; autobiography and biography