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Eric Arnesen

Born: in Brooklyn, New York
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Eric Arnesen is a Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Chicago Illinois campus.

Biography: N/A

  • In 2005, Eric Arnesen received the James Friend Memorial Award for Literary Criticism from the Society of Midland Authors for “distinguished literary criticism.”

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Eric Arnesen on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Black protest and the great migration :
ISBN: 0312391293 OCLC: 51099552

Bedford/St. Martin's, Boston : ©2003.

Documents taken from newspapers, periodicals, journals, and trade publications that highlight a variety of perspectives related to the Great Migration of African Americans from southern to northern states during the World War I era.

  Black Protest And The Great Migration.
ISBN: 0312294611 OCLC: 664463212

Palgrave Macmillan 2005.

Brotherhoods of color :
ISBN: 0674008170 OCLC: 434586612

Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. : 2002, ©2001.

From the time the first tracks were laid in the early nineteenth century, the railroad has occupied a crucial place in America's historical imagination. Now, for the first time, Eric Arnesen gives us an untold piece of that vital American institution - the story of African Americans on the railroad. African Americans have been a part of the railroad from its inception, but today they are largely remembered as Pullman porters and track layers. The real history is far richer, a tale of endless struggle, perseverance, and partial victory. In a sweeping narrative, Arnesen re-creates the heroic efforts by black locomotive firemen, brakemen, porters, dining car waiters, and redcaps to fight a pervasive system of racism and job discrimination fostered by their employers, white co-workers, and the unions that legally represented them even while barring them from membership. Decades before the rise of the modern civil rights movement in the mid-1950s, black railroaders forged their own brand of civil rights activism, organizing their own associations, challenging white trade unions, and pursuing legal redress through state and federal courts. In recapturing black railroaders' voices, aspirations, and challenges, Arnesen helps to recast the history of black protest and American labor in the twentieth century.

Labor histories :
ISBN: 0252024079 OCLC: 38010590

University of Illinois Press, Urbana : ©1998.

Waterfront workers of New Orleans :
ISBN: 019505380X OCLC: 21763618

Oxford University Press, New York : 1991.

Waterfront workers of New Orleans :
ISBN: 0252063775 OCLC: 28854129

University of Illinois Press, Urbana : 1994.