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  • ISBN 0606088075
  • ISBN13 978-0606088077
  • Language English
  • Author Pat McKissack
  • Publisher Demco Media; Turtleback School & Library ed. edition (January 1, 1995)
  • Formats docx txt doc azw
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1995 kb
  • Size Fb2 1102 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
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A chronicle of the first black-controlled union, made up of Pullman porters, who after years of unfair labor practices staged a battle against a corporate giant resulting in a "David and Goliath" ending.

A Long Hard Journey won the 1990 Coretta Scott King Award.

More than just the story of the Pullman porters, this volume recounts the saga of Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, first major black labor union to be admitted to the AFL. Organized by A. Phillip Randolph just after the Civil War, the union brought together many freed slaves who had been hired by George Pullman to pamper the passengers in his sleeping cars. A Long Hard Journey won the 1990 Coretta Scott King Award.

A Long Hard Journey book. Other books in the series. Walker's American History Series for Young People (1 - 10 of 17 books). Books by Patricia C. McKissack. McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter I recently recommended this book to a friend interested in the history of the Pullman strike, and then realized that while I had seen it and knew of it, I hadn’t actually read it. Teaching duties restricted my reading time, but now in retirement, I can read so much more.

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More than just the story of the Pullman porters, this volume recounts the saga of Brotherhood of Sleeping Car . It offers an excellent introduction to labor history.

Pat McKissack, Fredrick McKissack. Patricia C. McKissack was born in Smyrna, Tennessee on August 9, 1944. A chronicle of the first black-controlled union, made up of Pullman porters, who after years of unfair labor practices staged a battle against a corporate giant resulting in a "David and Goliath" ending.

By Patricia and Fredrick McKissack. A true story of the history of this powerful union effort by the African American porters. ISBN: 9780802768841 Published by Walker & Company Out of print.

Part of the Walker's American History Series for Young People Series). by Patricia C. A chronicle of the first black-controlled union, made up of Pullman porters, who after years of unfair labor practices staged a battle against a corporate giant resulting in a David and Goliath ending.

Walker's American history series for young people. Walker's American history series for young people. 0802768857 (lib. bd. Education Library (Cubberley). Curriculum Collection. 9780802768841.

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Manesenci
Wow! I was amazed at this history. I read it to understand what my grandfather, who was a Pullman porter, may have experienced in his life. Born in 1880, I never knew him but knew he was considered middle class because of his employment with the Pullman Co. The two-edged sword these men experienced: debasement and honor, hard work and little reimbursement, to say the least. The authors did a wonderful job weaving the facts in an interesting way. I was not surprised, but very saddened by the devious and deceptive way the Pullman Co. manipulated and mistreated the porters. A. Phillip Randolph, and those who worked tirelessly and often thanklessly to improve the lives of human beings who were seen as subhuman and second class citizens, are to be held in great esteem. They emptied themselves to the point of exhaustion, and did not give up when the nefarious behavior of the Pullman Co. used their resources and power in brutal attempts to keep them from their goal. What truly enlightened me was the link between the efforts of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the civil rights movement. They were the foundation for the movement. Their relationships with law and government, and their dignity and tenacity were the models by which fairness was fought for. A must read for everyone. An integral part of American history that showed the contrast between the evil of this big business and their capricious disregard and disrespect of a people, with the sacrifice and dedication of men of honor who had the temerity to push through to victory.
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McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick
A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter
I recently recommended this book to a friend interested in the history of the Pullman strike, and then realized that while I had seen it and knew of it, I hadn’t actually read it. Teaching duties restricted my reading time, but now in retirement, I can read so much more. I’m glad I found and read this inspiring book about admirable leaders. It’s a reminder to never give up on a good cause despite setbacks, and a bit of history brought to life. A. Philip Randolph and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters should be celebrated, and dignity for all workers should be the norm. Special recognition was given for the brave and resourceful wives who organized meetings, disguised as handicraft circles, when the men would have been fired for labor organizing.