They call me George the untold story of black train porters and the birth of modern Canada

DAISY Sound Recording
Published 2020
Item Details
Summary:

"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:
9780221030505
0221030506
Edition:
DAISY edition.
Computer data (1 file : 98.8 mb).
Description:
1 computer laser optical disc (14 hrs., 10 min.) : sound, 12cm.
Notes:
Canadiana.
Unabridged.
Access restricted to persons who are visually impaired or physically disabled and cannot use conventional print materials.
System requirements: IBM PC or compatible; double speed or faster CD-ROM drive; sound card and sound output device; DAISY playback software or DAISY talking book player. Also plays in CD-MP3 player or computer with MP3-capable software.
Digital to DAISY.
DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps.
Studio original.
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