Rising from the Rails

Rising from the Rails

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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. Rising from the Rails provides a lively and enlightening look at this important social phenomenon.

ISBN: 9780805078503

Published Date: May 1, 2005

Publisher: Owl Books (NY)

Language: English

Page Count: 314

Size: 8.24" l x 5.45" w x 1.09" h