He Hired Formerly Enslaved Black Men Because They Knew How to Be 'Servile.' So They Formed a Union

November 8, 2014

When George Pullman began shortly after the Civil War building his train “Sleeping Car” empire—built on service and luxury for wealthy passengers—he hired thousands of former slaves who had the experience of “serving” masters and their families, which translated to the clientele.

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