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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 PULLMAN’S PERSPECTIVE: NATURE OF HIS PATERNALISM ……how Pullman set his workers’ wages WHAT CAN BE LEARNED FROM STUDYING DEBS: his conduct, press’s depictions EDITORIAL REACTIONS FROM WADE HAMPTON & SAMUEL GOMPERS...
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- Spring '07
- Trade union, Strike action, George Pullman, Pullman Strike, LABOR UNION RADICALISM, prohibited rebates Sherman