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Unformatted text preview: --the creation, manipulation of the company town 1877 & 1885 RAILROAD STRIKES & HOMESTEAD LOCKOUT OF 1892: RECURRENT 2-PHASE PATTERN OF CONFLICT---1 st phase: initially, workers enjoyed a commanding position locally;---2 nd phase: employers forced to resort to external sources of power (sending in scabs aided by Pinkertons; state militia, then federal troops) HOMESTEAD LOCKOUT: how much was the benevolent Carnegie to blame for this bloody episode? OVERVIEW OF THE PULLMAN STRIKE & BOYCOTT---parallels with earlier industrial conflicts--enormous importance of company town setting (disconnect between fixed rents & falling wages) GEORGE PULLMANS PERSPECTIVE: NATURE OF HIS PATERNALISM how Pullman set his workers wages WHAT CAN BE LEARNED FROM STUDYING DEBS: his conduct, presss depictions EDITORIAL REACTIONS FROM WADE HAMPTON & SAMUEL GOMPERS...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HIST 021 taught by Professor Coohill during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Spring '07