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Do employers have a race? Employers' racial ideology and the marginalization of black male workers in the Pullman Company 1858–1969


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This dissertation investigates the role of company executives‘ racial ideology in the relegation of black workers to inferior, lower paying jobs in the Pullman Railroad Company (1858-1969). I argue that it is important to recognize that employers, like white workers, were not driven simply by material interest; rather their actions were often guided by their ideologies and deep seated beliefs and prejudices. My argument that employers‘ racial ideology was a causal factor in black workers‘ marginalization is developed through a historical analysis of the Pullman Railroad Company archives.

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Subject
African American Studies;
Black history;
Labor relations
Classification
0296: African American Studies
0328: Black history
0629: Labor relations
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Black workers; Employers; Marginalization; Marginalization of black workers; Pullman Railroad Company; Racial ideology
Title
Do employers have a race? Employers' racial ideology and the marginalization of black male workers in the Pullman Company 1858–1969
Author
Oyogoa, Francisca E.
Number of pages
173
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 71/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124073132
Advisor
Clawson, Dan
Committee member
Friedman, Jerry; Gerstel, Naomi; Lao-Montes, Agustin; Misra, Joya; Tomaskovic-Devey, Don
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department
Sociology
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3409639
ProQuest document ID
650316745
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/650316745
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