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    Let me start by saying that this really isn't a biography of James Williams but rather an overall look at NYC during the time period of 1920 50s Although Mr Williams appears throughout the book the author concentrates on social issues of the times and the lives of the Red Caps those ever present gentlemen who were an integral part of train travel through Grand Central TerminalBecoming a Red Cap was one of the

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    When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading sitting in front of the ac as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess it is the perfect day for a speed reader Yes it is hot and humid in Canada I recei

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    “Boss of The Grips” tells of the life and times of James H Williams who was the Chief Attendant of the Red Caps at the Grand Central Terminal in New York The Red Caps were a group of most often Harlem based black baggage porters who help

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    Good story

  5. says:

    Boss of the Grips The Life of James H Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal by Eric K Washington is

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    This will be a somewhat odd review written in the midst of worldwide protests about police brutality and racism I struggled w this book having

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    Chief Williams is an African American community hero His parents were born into slavery and escaped this evil past and moved to NY Chief Willia

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    A part of NYC transportation history I was not at all familiar with Definitely wish I'd had it when I was working on my ow

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    I've been trying to read non fiction and this biography was gripping pun intended It's a feel good work because of all James H Willi

  10. says:

    This book and its subject seemed fascinating The introduction was engaging but went downhill uickly Some of the historical events about New York were interesting but not new in light of the Black experience in America I thought the book was boring overall I'll never get the time back

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Boss of the Grips

Gton reveals that despite the highly racialized and often exploitative nature of the work the Red Cap was a highly coveted job for college bound black men determined to join New York’s bourgeoning middle class Examining the deeply intertwined subjects of class labor and African American history Washington chronicles Williams’s life showin Boss of the Grips The Life of James H Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal by Eric K Washington is a different book than I expected Williams lived from 1878 to 1948 and he was the chief of the Red Caps in Grand Central Station His family history is one from slavery to freedom His father John Wesley Williams used the Underground RR to escape to NYC He worked hard in the hotel business Like many Black men in his era James Williams could not secure solid education but worked the hotel and related service industries like delivering flowers to gain skills abilities to interact with others as well as

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In a feat of remarkable research and timely reclamation Eric K Washington uncovers the nearly forgotten life of James H Williams – the chief porter of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps a multitude of Harlem based black men whom Boss of MOBI #180 he organized into the essential labor force of America’s most august railroad station Washin Let me start by saying that this really isn t a biography of James Williams but rather an overall look at NYC during the time period of 1920 50s Although Mr Williams appears throughout the book the author concentrates on social issues of the times and the lives of the Red Caps those ever present gentlemen who were an integral part of train travel through Grand Central TerminalBecoming a Red Cap was one of the few jobs available to African American males and some took the job to earn money for further education while others made it their career Mr Williams who was known as the Chief was responsible for hiringf uinze dias station Washin Let me Cheating for the Chicken Man start by The Last Runaway saying that this really isn t a biography of James Williams but rather an overall look at NYC during the time period of 1920 50s Although Mr Williams appears throughout the book the author concentrates on On Tidy Endings social issues of the times and the lives of the Red Caps those ever present gentlemen who were an integral part of train travel through Grand Central TerminalBecoming a Red Cap was one of the few jobs available to African American males and Flat World Navigation some took the job to earn money for further education while others made it their career Mr Williams who was known as the Chief was responsible for hiringf

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G how the enterprising son of freed slaves successfully navigated the segregated world of the northern metropolis and in so doing ultimately achieved financial and social influence With this biography Williams must now be considered along with Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jacueline Onassis one of the great heroes of Grand Central’s storied past I ve been trying to read non fiction and this biography was gripping pun intended It s a feel good work because of all James H Williams rose above He also helped a number of others along the way The book is about something that we as travelers take for granted This book sheds new light on Red Caps and others in the service industries I highly recommend this piece of history Mao Zedong son of freed The Monarchs Are Missing slaves Touchstone successfully navigated the Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding segregated world of the northern metropolis and in Love is Blind so doing ultimately achieved financial and Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia social influence With this biography Williams must now be considered along with Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jacueline Onassis one of the great heroes of Grand Central’s Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch storied past I ve been trying to read non fiction and this biography was gripping pun intended It Catching Fire something that we as travelers take for granted This book The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) sheds new light on Red Caps and others in the The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, service industries I highly recommend this piece of history

  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • Boss of the Grips
  • Eric K. Washington
  • en
  • 08 December 2017
  • 9781631493225

About the Author: Eric K. Washington

Eric K Washington is a New York City based independent historian His most recent book Boss of the Grips The Life of James H Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal LiverightWW Norton a biography of Boss of MOBI :´ a once influential Harlem based labor figure of the American railroad The book was a Winner of the Herbert H Lehman Prize and a Finalist for the Brendan Gill Prize It was also.