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Epic Peters, Pullman Porter

Epic Peters, Pullman Porter

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Octavus Roy Cohen (June 26, 1891-January 6, 1959) was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Octavus Cohen, a lawyer and newspaper editor, and Rebecca Ottolengui. The Cohens were an old and distinguished Jewish family, very much a part of Charleston's literary society. While Epic Peters, Pullman Porter covers well the black porter of the 1920s, Cohen conveys an intimate knowledge of passenger service on the busy main line of the Southern Railway between Birmingham, Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington and New York City. Cohen's work is the next-best-thing to having an oral history of a Pullman porter during the hey-day of intercity train travel, a time when the Pullman Company was one of the largest employers of African-Americans. Epic Peters wonderfully encapsulates virtually everything that was once the life of a Pullman porter.
--Alan Grubb & H. Roger Grant

Author: Octavius Roy Cohen
Publisher: Clemson University Press
Published: 07/10/2018
Pages: 152
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.51lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.35d
ISBN: 9780983533948

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