Railroad Noir: The American West at the End of the Twentieth Century

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Railroad Noir: The American West at the End of the Twentieth Century - Niemann, Linda G, and Jensen, Joel (Photographer)
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Culled from the 20 years she spent traveling the American West as a freight brakeman and conductor, Linda Grant Niemann's Railroad Noir delves into the darker side of railroading. The 1990s were a time of crisis for workers caught in the breakup of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Niemann's tales of exhaustion, alcoholism, homelessness, and corporate blundering present a revelatory account of railroading life. Photographer Joel Jensen realizes Niemann's vision of the working West with images of cowboy bars, blue motels, and ...

Railroad Noir: The American West at the End of the Twentieth Century 2010, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253354464

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