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They call me George : the untold story of black train porters and the birth of modern Canada Book
Book | First edition. | Biblioasis, Windsor, Ontario : [2019]

  • 5 of 7 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (Show)
  • 0 of 1 Copy Available at Port Colborne Library
  • 0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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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."--Provided by publisher.

  • ISBN: 1771962615 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781771962612 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 296 pages
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, [2019]
  • Copyright: ©2019
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references and index.

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