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They Built Railway Cars: The Pullman Social Experiment and the Swedish Immigration

By: Allan T. Nilson

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2002

Seller ID: J2076

ISBN: 0788420763

Condition: 130 pages, 8.5x11, 2002, 8.5x11, paper, index, 130 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


English translation from Swedish by Raymond E. Johnson. A large number of Swedes came to Chicago in the 1880s to live in the model town of Pullman and to work in the factory that produced luxury sleeping cars. The two main themes of this book are: 1) Two families among a group of immigrants from the Nykyrke Parish in Sweden-how they adapted to a new life and culture and founded their Lutheran church; and 2) Railroad car magnate George M. Pullman, who built the factories and the town where the Swedes came to work and live, in this "social experiment." The immigrants' stories are told t... View more info