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The Archaeology of Chinese Railroad Workers in North America (ebook) By SHA CoPublications
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Although the labor of the Chinese workers who built the first transcontinental railroad (and other railroads in the western part of the country) was pivotal to the development of the United States,... More > these workers have never received the scholarly attention they deserve. The incredibly rich work of archaeologists who have studied the thousands of pieces of material culture gathered along western rail lines promises to open vibrant new dimensions of historical recovery of this key chapter in the intertwined social, economic, and political histories of China and the United States.< Less
The Archaeology of Chinese Railroad Workers in North America By SHA CoPublications
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Although the labor of the Chinese workers who built the first transcontinental railroad (and other railroads in the western part of the country) was pivotal to the development of the United States,... More > these workers have never received the scholarly attention they deserve. The incredibly rich work of archaeologists who have studied the thousands of pieces of material culture gathered along western rail lines promises to open vibrant new dimensions of historical recovery of this key chapter in the intertwined social, economic, and political histories of China and the United States.< Less
Finding Hidden Voices of the Chinese Railroad Workers By Mary L. Maniery
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Archaeologists and historians trace the steps of Chinese railroad workers, find evidence of their daily lives, and work to keep the knowledge of their achievements alive for future generations.
THE GREAT AMERICAN RAILROAD By J.B. Bragg
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A history of the building of the great american railroad. How they decided to build it and where it went. The men that died to build it.
THE GREAT AMERICAN RAILROAD By J.B. Bragg
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A history of the building of the great american railroad. How they decided to build it and where it went. The men that died to build it.
Laura and the Railroad Baron By Nancy Pirri
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Laura Elizabeth Woodbury, heir to a Montana cattle ranch, has just lost her father. The independent Laura is astonished to learn her father has hired a fancily-dressed stranger to assist her--in... More > finding a suitable husband. Matt Black is the right hand man of a Minnesota railroad baron who’d been a friend of Laura’s father. Matt’s been hired to head up a team of railroad workers replacing damaged railroad tacks across Montana and to find a decent man to marry Laura. Matt is completely unprepared for the headstrong, willful blond and soon finds himself in love with her. Laura feels the same way about Matt—until she learns his secret that will change her life completely.< Less
The Lady and the Gandydancer By Rob Robinson
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Sean O’Sullivan, once a roaring twenties playboy, has been forced by his railroad president father to work as a Gandydancer, unskilled workers who use shovel and pick to keep the rail lines... More > straight, a job that begins to have a positive effect, when one night he finds himself rescuing Anne Miller, a spoiled coed abandoned on a mean street in Baltimore by her feckless date when she resists his amorous advances. Sean lets her believe he is a common laborer, and she is charmed by his gentlemanly ways, but unsure that he could ever fit into her upper class life. When Sean meets the saddened sister of one of his fellow workers whose fiancé was lost in the Great War, he, too, is torn, unable to choose between two women who both believe he is merely a Gandydancer.< Less
DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEE By John Hildreth Atkins
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There are so many crooks running Oregon that it is pathetic. And I have tried to turn away from facing up to it. But when they lock up and murder innocent people, when they conspire to steal money... More > from injured workers, when they allow workers to drink poisoned water, when they allow slave labor on the railroads, when a man loses his job for reporting all of this, and nobody will help him, it is time to take it to somebody higher up. This book was written for Senators, the U.S. Attorney General, and Congressmen. Let those people now say that they did not know that any of this was going on. I was fired for blowing the whistle. The government swore they would protect me. I expect them to do that and nothing more. By God, protect me. Protect all of us. We paid for that protection and we demand it! ...and free Frank Gable!< Less
DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEE By John Hildreth Atkins
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There are so many crooks running Oregon that it is pathetic. And I have tried to turn away from facing up to it. But when they lock up and murder innocent people, when they conspire to steal money... More > from injured workers, when they allow workers to drink poisoned water, when they allow slave labor on the railroads, when a man loses his job for reporting all of this, and nobody will help him, it is time to take it to somebody higher up. This book was written for Senators, the U.S. Attorney General, and Congressmen. Let those people now say that they did not know that any of this was going on. I was fired for blowing the whistle. The government swore they would protect me. I expect them to do that and nothing more. By God, protect me. Protect all of us. We paid for that protection and we demand it! ...and free Frank Gable!< Less
Two Communist Brothers from Washington, New Hampshire and their Fight Against Fascism By Donald H. Forbes
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Joe and Homer Chase were brought up on a working farm in Washington, New Hampshire. They learned sophisticated lessons of politics and economics at their parents’ knees. Each spent his life... More > fighting for the working class. Joe, the elder brother, fought on the European front in World War II against the fascist threat. At home, he worked in union jobs in the Boston area exposing the evils of the Smith and Taft-Hartley Acts while attending to his duties as a representative of his fellow workers in the Railroad Brotherhoods. Homer, Joe’s younger brother, fought against Fascism by joining the Abraham Lincoln Brigade to fight in the Spanish Civil War during the 1930s. He fought Hitler’s regime again in World War II as a paratrooper with the 17th Airborne. After his return from the battlefields of Europe, Homer continued his work for social justice - for the Afro-Americans’ right to vote and for workers’ rights to unionize in the South in the 1940s and early1950s, and later in the North.< Less

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