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They Call Me George

They Call Me George

A CBC BOOKS MUST-READ NONFICTION BOOK FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH Smartly dressed and smiling, Canada’s Black train porters were a familiar sight to the average passenger—yet their minority status rendered them politically invisible, second-class in the social imagination that determined who was and

ISBN10 : 9781771962629 , ISBN13 : 1771962623

Page Number : 336

Rising From The Rails

Rising From The Rails

An engaging social history that reveals the critical role Pullman porters played in the struggle for African American civil rights When George Pullman began recruiting Southern blacks as porters in his luxurious new sleeping cars, the former slaves suffering under Jim Crow laws found his offer of a

ISBN10 : 9781466818750 , ISBN13 : 1466818751

Page Number : 336

North Of The Color Line

North Of The Color Line

North of the Color Line examines life in Canada for the estimated 5,000 blacks, both African Americans and West Indians, who immigrated to Canada after the end of Reconstruction in the United States. Through the experiences of black railway workers and their union, the Order of Sleeping Car Porters,

ISBN10 : 0807899399 , ISBN13 : 9780807899397

Page Number : 296

Bush Runner

Bush Runner

Murderer. Salesman. Pirate. Adventurer. Cannibal. Co-founder of the Hudson's Bay Company. Known to some as the first European to explore the upper Mississippi, and widely as the namesake of ships and hotel chains, Pierre-Esprit Radisson is perhaps best described, writes Mark Bourrie, as “an eager

ISBN10 : 9781771962384 , ISBN13 : 1771962380

Page Number : 400

The Warmth Of Other Suns

The Warmth Of Other Suns

Presents an epic history that covers the period from the end of World War I through the 1970s, chronicling the decades-long migration of African Americans from the South to the North and West through the stories of three individuals and their families.

ISBN10 : 9780679763888 , ISBN13 : 0679763880

Page Number : 622