Unformatted text preview: If something goes wrong, move west By 1890’s, main source of agricultural protest • More of a problem than the solution • 1877 RR STRIKE, greatest in 19 th Century (pg. 495) 3 rd 10 percent wage cut 2/3 of railroads shut down by strikes 80,000 railroad workers involved Pittsburgh militiamen fired into a crowd killing 20 people setting things off even more o Conflict follows classic pattern often repeated in late 19 th Century o Government role: indifferent or hostile to labor • Race Relations: Frederic Douglass present but marginalized, 1876 o Symptomatic of ambiguous, declining position of blacks o More evident in disputed Pres, Election, fall 1876 Dispute not figured out until march of ‘77 • Compromise of 1877 o More later, read chap. 15 for next time...
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