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

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Drawing on extensive interviews with dozens of porters and their descendants, 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.

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Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class
2005, Holt McDougal, New York

ISBN-13: 9780805078503

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Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class
2004, Henry Holt & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780805070750

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