The Pullman Strike

The Pullman Strike - them. Thus, the railroad strike held...

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The Pullman Strike The Panic of 1893 and the severe ensuing depression strengthened the Populist argument that farmers and laborers alike were being victimized by an oppressive economical and political system. In 1894, workers at George Pullman’s palace Car factory outside Chicago walked out in protest against wage cuts…Some Pullman workers belonged to the American Railway Union, headed by Eugene V. Debs…when Pullman cars were added to mail trains the workers refused to move
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Unformatted text preview: them. Thus, the railroad strike held up truck lines running in and out of Chicago. The railroad owners appealed to President Cleveland to send troops to preserve order. US attorney General Richard Olney, an ex Railroad attorney, urged dispatching troops to ensure the mail got delivered, and when Debs defied a federal injunction to end the walkout, he was jailed for 6 months for contempt and the strike was broken....
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course AMH 2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Spring '11 term at Broward College.

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