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Author McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017.
Title A long hard journey : the story of the pullman porter / by Patricia and Frederick [sic] McKissack.
Pub Info New York : Walker, 1989.
Rating
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Marstons Mills-Children's  J 311.88     AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 144 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Series Walker's American history series for young people
Walker's American history series for young people.
Note Accelerated Reader MG 7.9 4 4 59483
Bibliog. Bibliography: p. 137-138.
Note Includes index.
Summary 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.
Contents Ambassadors of hospitality: 1829-1900 -- Pullman's folly -- Travelin' man -- Baker Heater League -- Struggle: 1900-1934 -- "Let George do it!" -- Freedom from within -- Pullman company fights back -- Rockin' the boat -- Dark before the dawn -- Whole world smiles with you: 1935-1979 -- Just keep smilin' -- I am the darker brother.
Subject Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Pullman Company -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters -- History.
Pullman Company -- History.
Pullman porters -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Pullman porters -- History.
Add Author McKissack, Fredrick.
ISBN 0802768849 : $17.95
9780802768841
0802768857 (lib. bdg.)
9780802768858 (lib. bdg.)
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