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The great strikes of 1877

The great strikes of 1877

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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroad Strike, U.S., 1877,
  • Working class -- United States -- Political activity -- History -- 19th century,
  • Social structure -- United States -- History -- 19th century,
  • United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918,
  • United States -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 19th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by David O. Stowell.
    SeriesThe working class in american history
    ContributionsStowell, David O.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD5325.R2 1877 G74 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17933048M
    ISBN 109780252032417, 9780252074776
    LC Control Number2007021090

      Sometime after J , Pittsburgh photographer S. V. Albee captured an extraordinary series of photographs. Picturing burnt machinery and twisted debris, Albee documented the local aftermath of what scholars consider the first national labor action in the United States - the Great Railroad Strike of For example, the Great Railroad Strike of spread from Texas to New York, and involved tens of thousands of workers in multiple cities (Dacus, ; Foner, ; Stowell, ). The Pullman.

      The Great Strike of was the most important event in U.S history because it was the beginning of an era of strikes. On Septem , the bank panic, disintegrated into depression. According to Boyer and Morais “ weekly the layoffs, wage cuts, strikes, evictions, breadlines and hunger increased,” UE News Features (n.d). Asia. The Great Bombay textile strike, a strike of textile workers; Australia and Pacific Islands. The Great Strike, a general strike in New Zealand; The Australian general strike, , also simply the Great Strike; Europe. The London dock strike of , also the Great Dock Strike, involving dock workers in the Port of London; North America. The Great Railroad Strike of , or.

    Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Working Class in American History: The Great Strikes Of (, Paperback) at the best online prices at . This instructional packet uses newspaper articles from the nineteenth century to create a case study of a significant event in American labor history, the Railroad Strike of , frequently referred to as the Great Strike. The material is designed for teachers and students of New York State and American history, particularly teachers of middle school students in grade 8 and high school.


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A spectacular example of collective violence, the Great Strikes of was the first national strike and the first major strikes against the railroad industry.

In some places, notably St. Louis, non-railroad workers also abandoned city businesses, creating one of the nation’s first general strikes.5/5(1).

A spectacular example of collective violence, the Great Strikes of was the first national strike and the first major strikes against the railroad industry. In some places, notably St.

Louis, non-railroad workers also abandoned city businesses, creating one of the nation’s first general strikes. Mobilizing hundreds of thousands of workers, the Great Strikes of transformed the nation. A spectacular example of collective violence, the Great Strikes of was the first national strike and the first major strikes against the railroad industry.

In some places, notably St. Louis, non-railroad workers also abandoned city businesses, creating one of the nation’s first general strikes/5(4). The Great Strike of was one of the largest and most violent urban uprisings in American history. Whereas most historians treat the event solely as a massive labor strike that targeted the railroads, David O.

Stowell examines America's predicament more broadly to uncover the roots of this by: Great Railroad Strike ofseries of violent rail strikes across the United States in That year the country was in the fourth year of a prolonged economic depression after the panic of The strikes were precipitated by wage cuts announced by the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad—its second cut in eight months.

Railway work was already poorly paid and dangerous. The Great Strike of was one of the largest and most violent urban uprisings in American history. Whereas most historians treat the event solely as a massive labor strike that targeted the r For one week in late July ofAmerica shook with anger and fear as a variety of urban residents, mostly working class, attacked railroad property /5.

Mobilizing hundreds of thousands of workers, the Great Strikes of transformed America's political landscape, shifting the primary political focus from Reconstruction to labour, capital, and the This book includes essays that explore the social, political, regional.

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Louis, non-railroad workers also abandoned city businesses, creating one of /5(4). Book Descriptions: A spectacular example of collective violence, the Great Strikes of was the first national strike and the first major strikes against the railroad industry.

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A spectacular example of collective violence, the Great Strikes of was the first national strike and the first major strikes against the railroad industry. In some places, notably St. Louis, non-railroad workers also abandoned city businesses, creating one of the nation’s first general : In St.

Louis strikers have been standing there for over a week and still not backing down. In towns throughout citys there were battles, arrests, injuries and deaths.

Then Federal troops went from city to city, putting down strike after strike until after a few weeks the Great Railroad Strike of was over. The Railroad Strike. The Great Railway Strike of brought the nation's commerce to a screeching halt, and the violence that erupted in Baltimore and Pittsburgh shook the nation.

In the aftermath of Civil War and Reconstruction, the great strike seemed especially ominous. The Great Railroad Strike of essay United States railroad track total cover increased steadily and was at its peak at the end of the civil war.

At the onset of the First World War railroads employed a significant number of Americans but were marred with bitter labor disputes. Start studying The Great Strikes.

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Add to Wishlist. ISBN ISBN Pub. Date: Publish your book with B&: $ Inthe biggest labor revolt in US history, known today as "The Great Strike" or "The Great Upheaval", began in West Virginia and spread across the entire country. Within weeks, state and Fed. The Great Strike was, at the time, a setback for workers.

But the awareness it brought to American labor problems resonated for years. Labor organizers learned many valuable lessons from the experiences of the summer of 13 Marianne Debouzy, "Worker's Self-Organization and Resistance in the Strikes," in American Labor and Immigration History, s, ed.

Dirk Hoerder (Chicago, University of Illinois Press, ), 14 Robert V. Bruce, Year of Violence (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, ), File Size: KB. The Great Railroad Strike of began on July 14 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and ended some 45 days later after it was put down by local and state militias, as well as by federal troops.The Great Railroad Strike of Documents (Scanned Newspaper Articles and Their Transcriptions) For use with the Student Activities in the Instructional Packet DOCUMENT #1 - The Albany Argus: Tuesday, JVol.

LI., No. Front Page Story: SERIOUS STRIKE DOCUMENT #2A - The Albany Argus: Friday, JVol. LI., No. J J J J The workers of the Martinsburg Workers for the Baltimore The workers blockaded Federal troops sent railroad went on strike because, and Ohio railroad went on the railroads by tipping by the president arrived.