The Pullman Strike: The Story of a Unique Experiment and of a Great Labor Upheaval
The Pullman Strike of 1894 threatened an entire nation with social and economic upheaval. Describing both its immediate results in business and its far-reaching effects on trade unionism, the author treats the dramatic story of the strike no as an isolated conflict, but as a culminating explosion in labor-capital relations.
Woven into the narrative is the rise and decline of the extraordinary Pullman experiment. To all outward appearances a philanthropic project conceived by a generous employer for his employees, the "model town" of George Pullman developed into a kind of medieval barony, operated with an iron hand. This experiment is carefully traced in all its varying aspects, with emphasis on its contribution to the origin of the strike.
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THE PULLMAN PALACE CAR COMPANY
GROWTH OF THE MODEL TOWN
ORIGIN OF THE PULLMAN STRIKE
THE AMERICAN RAILWAY UNION AND THE GENERAL MANAGERS ASSOCIATION
THE STORM BREAKS
THE POLICY OF ILLINOIS OFFICIALS
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