Narrator Traber Burns enthusiastically brings listeners into the world of the Pullman sleeping car empire. The focus is on the 1894 conflict between business magnate George Pullman and railroad workers' unions, led by socialist activist Eugene Debs. During the worst economic depression in America to date, Pullman's decision to substantially reduce wages while expecting employees to pay the high costs of living in company towns greatly aggrieved workers. Burns's switch from a straightforward delivery to a staccato intonation when reciting direct quotes from primary sources is jarring. Nonetheless, his deliberate pacing enhances the author's abundant research on these events, including the federal government's ordering of military troops, marches to Washington, blacklisted employees, and union participation by female seamstresses. M.J. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2019]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781982564797 $34.95 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781982564810 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781982564827 $19.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781982564780 $100.00 Nine CDs
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