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The Resource Railroads in the African American experience : a photographic journey, Theodore Kornweibel, Jr

Railroads in the African American experience : a photographic journey, Theodore Kornweibel, Jr

Label
Railroads in the African American experience : a photographic journey
Title
Railroads in the African American experience
Title remainder
a photographic journey
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Kornweibel, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For over a century, railroading provided the most important industrial occupation for blacks. Brakemen, firemen, porters, chefs, mechanics, laborers - African American men and women have been essential to the daily operation and success of American railroads. The connections between railroads and African Americans extend well beyond employment. Civil rights protests beginning in the late 19th century challenged railroad segregation and job discrimination; the major waves of black migration to the North depended almost entirely on railroads; and railroad themes and imagery penetrated deep into black art, literature, drama, folklore, and music
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kornweibel, Theodore
Dewey number
331.6/396073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8039.R12
LC item number
K67 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Railroads
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Label
Railroads in the African American experience : a photographic journey, Theodore Kornweibel, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [511]-[546]) and index
Contents
"Negroes will do more work" : slavery and the dawn of Southern railroading -- "A steel driving man" : construction and track laborers -- "With his strong arm and a shovel" : African American locomotive firemen -- "A lesson to all nigger brakemen" : black trainmen fight for survival -- "The world's most perfect servant" : the pullman porters' struggle for dignity -- "To represent the best in colored" : train porters, porter-brakemen, railroad ferry, and steamship porters, and RPO clerks -- "Capable of working in any fine restaurant" : dining car cooks and waiters -- "A gracious and obliging gentleman" : red caps and other station personnel -- "Too d--- much for a negro to have" : in the shops, freight houses, and offices -- "Not at all proper for women" : black female railroaders -- "One big happy family" : the communal life of black railroaders -- "Nobody ride but de chocolate to de bone" : Jim Crow segregation -- Farewell : "we're good and gone" : the railroads and black migration -- "A little black train a-comin'" : railroads in African American music -- "I pick up my life and take it on the train" : railroads in black art and literature -- "He knows his place" : railroads and race
Control code
ocn283802725
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 557 p.
Isbn
9780801891625
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008052305
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780801891625
  • (OCoLC)283802725
Label
Railroads in the African American experience : a photographic journey, Theodore Kornweibel, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [511]-[546]) and index
Contents
"Negroes will do more work" : slavery and the dawn of Southern railroading -- "A steel driving man" : construction and track laborers -- "With his strong arm and a shovel" : African American locomotive firemen -- "A lesson to all nigger brakemen" : black trainmen fight for survival -- "The world's most perfect servant" : the pullman porters' struggle for dignity -- "To represent the best in colored" : train porters, porter-brakemen, railroad ferry, and steamship porters, and RPO clerks -- "Capable of working in any fine restaurant" : dining car cooks and waiters -- "A gracious and obliging gentleman" : red caps and other station personnel -- "Too d--- much for a negro to have" : in the shops, freight houses, and offices -- "Not at all proper for women" : black female railroaders -- "One big happy family" : the communal life of black railroaders -- "Nobody ride but de chocolate to de bone" : Jim Crow segregation -- Farewell : "we're good and gone" : the railroads and black migration -- "A little black train a-comin'" : railroads in African American music -- "I pick up my life and take it on the train" : railroads in black art and literature -- "He knows his place" : railroads and race
Control code
ocn283802725
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 557 p.
Isbn
9780801891625
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008052305
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780801891625
  • (OCoLC)283802725

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