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Railroads in the African American Experience

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This captivating book takes readers on an illustrated tour of the black railroad experience from slavery to Amtrak. With almost 200 images - many never before published - the author examines the significant contributions of African Americans to the building, maintenance, operation, and profitability of the American railway system.
Brakemen, firemen, porters, chefs, mechanics, laborers - African American men and women have been essential to the daily operation and success of American railroads. Each chapter of text focuses on a different occupation or railroading experience. Together, the evocative images and complementary essays supply a comprehensive and powerful survey of the social, cultural, political, and economic influence of African Americans on railroads and of railroads on the black community.

By Theodore Kornweibel, Jr.
Copyright 2010 Theodore Kornweibel.
Printed by Johns Hopkins University Press.
557 pages, almost 200 images, mostly B&W.
8.75" x 10.25" hardbound with dust jacket.
ISBN: 978-0-8018-9162-5


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