Those Pullman Blues
An Oral History of the African American Railroad Attendant
ISBN10: 0805745203 ISBN13: 9780805745207 Publisher: Twayne Pub Published: Jul 1 1996 Pages: 178 Weight: 1.10lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 6.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
David Perata has lovingly evoked the dignity and courage of the black working men who made railroads a vital American industry. Hetells the inspiring story of their valiant struggle for justice, decent wages and working wages and working conditionsan invaluable contribution to U.S. Labor History. Coretta Scott King From the Civil War to the 1950s, just as the Pullman car was the mainstay of long-distance train transportation in the United States, the Pullman car porter was a fixture in American life. This history presents the experience of these almost exclusively African-American Pullman workers and of the later Amtrak attendants who followed them, in their own words. They discuss their relations with their passengers, their employers, their union, and among themselves, in candid, fascinating interviews.