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Brotherhoods of Color

Black Railroad Workers and the Struggle for Equality

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PAPERBACK

$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674008175

Publication Date: 03/01/2002

Academic Trade

352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

23 halftones

World

  • Prologue
  • 1. Race in the First Century of American Railroading
  • 2. Promise and Failure in the World War I Era
  • 3. The Black Wedge of Civil Rights Unionism
  • 4. Independent Black Unionism in Depression and War
  • 5. The Rise of the Red Caps
  • 6. The Politics of Fair Employment
  • 7. The Politics of Fair Representation
  • 8. Black Railroaders in the Modern Era
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2001 Wesley–Logan Prize, American Historical Association and Association for the Study of African American Life and History
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