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Railroads In The African American Experience

Railroads In The African American Experience

This captivating book takes readers on an illustrated tour of the Black railroad experience from slavery to Amtrak.

With almost 200 images – many never before published – Theodore Kornweibel, Jr., examines the significant contributions of African Americans to the building, maintenance, operation, and profitability of the American railway system.

Few today recall the importance of Blacks to the American railroad industry, even though most black families have railroading ancestors. These stories of hardship and heroism, exploitation and endurance, anger and artistry illuminate a rich heritage and fascinating chapter in American history.

Author Theodore Kornweibel Jr, Hardcover 557 pages.

SKU: 1399