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The Pullman Porter - by Vanita Oelschlager (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 44

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: General

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Vanita Books

Age Range: 4-8 Years

Author: Vanita Oelschlager

Language: English

TCIN: 79271865
UPC: 9781938164019
Item Number (DPCI): 247-23-0180


"This attractive, large-format picture book shines a light on a little-known part of America's past: the century-long history of the Pullman porter. After the Civil War, a select group of former slaves was hired to assist passengers and keep things running smoothly on George Pullman's new sleeper cars. Though the work was hard and passengers' attitudes could be demeaning, the porters traveled widely, carried themselves with dignity, and earned respect. Their union, formed in the 1930s, would later play a part in the civil rights movement. Offering a good bit of information in a relatively short text, Oelschlager discusses the lives and work of Pullman porters, along with comments on the history and shifting social context of their era...A heartfelt tribute to Pullman porters, this book will fill a gap in many library collections."--Booklist
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