They Call Me George

They Call Me George

The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada

Book - 2019
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"A historical work of non-fiction that chronicles the little-known stories of black railway porters-the so-called "Pullmen" of the Canadian rail lines. The actions and spirit of these men helped define Canada as a nation in surprising ways, effecting race relations, human rights, North American multiculturalism, community building, the shape and structure of unions, and the nature of travel and business across the US and Canada. Drawing on the stories and legends of several of these influential early black Canadians, this book narrates the history of a very visible, but rarely considered, aspect of black life in railway-age Canada. These porters, who fought against the idea of Canada as White Man's Country, open only to immigrants from Europe, fought for and won a Canada that would provide opportunities for all its citizens."--
Publisher: Windsor, Ontario :, Biblioasis,, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781771962612
Branch Call Number: 305.896 FOS 2019
Characteristics: 295 pages ; 23 cm

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