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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

Man With A Seagull On His Head

Man With A Seagull On His Head

There is nothing interesting about Ray Eccles. He knows it himself. On the morning of his fortieth birthday, he goes for a walk because he’s just learned of a dormant Second World War explosive offshore, and he’s the kind of man who thinks a bomb might be good company. As he gazes at the sea, a

ISBN10 : 9781771962407 , ISBN13 : 1771962402

Page Number : 200

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