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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.
- Spring '11