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Pullman Porters and West Oakland

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ISBN-10: 0738547891

ISBN-13: 9780738547893

Edition: 2007

Authors: Thomas Tramble, Wilma Tramble

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A hub of transportation and industry since the mid-19th century, West Oakland is today a vital commercial conduit and an inimitably distinct and diverse community within the Greater Oakland metropolitan area. The catalyst that transformed this neighborhood from a transcontinental rail terminal into a true settlement was the arrival of the railroad porters, employed by the Pullman Palace Car Company as early as 1867. After years of struggling in labor battles and negotiations, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Union became the first African Americanled union to sign a contract with a large American company. The unions West Coast headquarters were established at Fifth and Wood Streets in West Oakland. Soon families, benevolent societies, and churches followed, and a true community came into being.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication date: 9/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English