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Pullman: Labor, Race, and the Urban Landscape in a Company Town
Daniel Greene, Newberry Library
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=BI-50119-10
Pullman: Labor, Race, and the Urban Landscape in a Company Town (Web Resources)
Title: Pullman: Labor, Race, and the Urban Landscape in a Company Town
Author: Newberry Library
Abstract: In 2011, the Newberry's Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture hosted a Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for community college faculty on the company town of Pullman. This workshop provided community college teachers with a week of challenging intellectual engagement and reflection about their research and teaching on labor, race, and urban landscape—concepts central to the nation’s historical narrative. Participants spent three days at the Newberry and two days on site visits to the Pullman Historic District and other Chicago locations.
Primary URL: http://publications.newberry.org/pullman/
Primary URL Description: This website tells the story of Pullman in all its facets—-the company from which it began, the model town it became, and the urban neighborhood it remains today. It situates Pullman within broader themes in the history of industrial America, exploring the ways in which Pullman illuminates the roles of labor, race, and urban development have played in shaping both the city and the nation.