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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
African American Studies | Labor Relations
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.
Oyogoa, Francisca E, "Do Employers Have A Race? Employers‘ Racial Ideology And The Marginalization Of Black Male Workers In The Pullman Company 1858-1969" (2010). Doctoral Dissertations 1896 - February 2014. 183.