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Unformatted text preview: he A RU gav e no tic e that
beginning June 26 its membership wo uld no lo nger wo rk trains that inc luded P ullman
T he bo y c o tt, altho ugh c entered in Chic ago ,
c rippled railro ad traf f ic natio nwide, until the
f ederal go v ernment interv ened in early July , f irst
with a c o mprehensiv e injunc tio n essentially
f o rbidding all bo y c o tt ac tiv ity and then by
dispatc hing regular so ldiers to Chic ago and
elsewhere. T he so ldiers jo ined with lo c al
autho rities in getting the trains running again,
tho ugh no t witho ut c o nsiderable v andalism and
v io lenc e. A RU president Eugene V ic to r Debs was
U . S. T RO O P S O N L A KE FRO N T , 1 8 9 4
arrested and subsequently impriso ned f o r
disregarding the injunc tio n. T he bo y c o tt and the unio n were bro k en by mid-July ,
partly bec ause o f the A RU's inability to sec ure bro ader suppo rt f ro m labo r leaders.
While the use...
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- Spring '14