A Tragedy that Sparked Change: The Pullman Strike of 1894


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A Tragedy that Sparked Change: The Pullman Strike of 1894
The decades following the conclusion of the Civil War were a time of immense change throughout the United States. While most instinctively turn their attention to the post-bellum South, the rest of the nation also experienced a transformation as railroads, factories and other industries boomed. This era, labeled the Gilded Age by Mark Twain, saw Chicago turn into one of the nation’s railroad centers, largely due to the efforts of George Pullman. Pullman, a native of New York, moved west to Illinois in the mid-1850s and began to lay the foundations for a future railroad empire. The fruits of his labor would eventually lead to the founding of the town of Pullman outside of Chicago, a...
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.....off, Milton., America’s Gilded Age: Intimate Portraits from an Era of Extravagance and
Change, 1850-1890, (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1989)
Salvatore, Nick, Eugene V. Debs, (American Council of Learned Societies, 1982
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Anonymous letter to Reverend William H. Pullman, July 21, 1894, retrieved on June 18, 2009 from http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=carwardine.html.
Statement of George M. Pullman, 1894, retrieved on June 18, 2009 from http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=strikeatpullman.html
“The Pullman Strike”, Chicago Tribune, Date Unkown, retrieved on June 23, 2009 from http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/chi-chicagodays-pullmanstrike-story,0,2308199.story