Listen to New Voices on Studs Terkel our partnership with 826CHI-here! Read the Story

00 / 00

Pierre Burton discusses his book “The Impossible Railway”

BROADCAST: Oct. 1972 | DURATION: 00:51:20


Pierre Burton, Canadian writer and journalist, discusses his book “The Impossible Railway,” touching on topics including the significance of the Canadian Pacific Railway, poor labor conditions on the railway, and differences between America and Canada. Content Warning: This conversation includes racially and/or culturally derogatory language and/or negative depictions of Black and Indigenous people of color, women, and LGBTQI+ individuals. Rather than remove this content, we present it in the context of twentieth-century social history to acknowledge and learn from its impact and to inspire awareness and discussion.