lecture17 - 00:15 Todays Points 1. Industrial conflicts...

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00:15 Today’s Points 1. Industrial conflicts like the Haymarket Riot divided Americans and led to fears of another civil war by the late 1880s. 2. In response, new ideas emerged to explain industrial society and its problems and to reconcile these with basic Americans ideals. 3. By start of 20 th century, America’s new middle class began championing new solution: middle class activism in partnership with government action. Standing at Armageddon: Confronting Problems of Industrial Society Lecture 17 Pt. I—Labor, Immigrants, and the Specter of Class Warfare A. The Haymarket Riot B. America Divided The Haymarket Square Riot (1886) POSSIBLE ID!!!! General strike against railroads and for 8-hour workday May 4 th bombing leaves 15 dead; 100+ injured Sparks hysteria about foreign radicals, labor unions, and industrial conflict Chicago center b/c capital of Midwest, central part of U.S., and major place for railroads Also has lots of immigrant workers Powerful establishment New middle class
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