How Successful Was Organized Labor in Improving the Position of Workers in the Period from 1875-1900? Analyze the Factors That Contributed to the Level of Success Achieved.
Source: From the Depths, William Balfour Ker, 1906 ________________________________________
Source: Terence V. Powderly, The Knights of Labor Champion Reform, 1887
We are breaking up old traditions. We are breaking up hereditary rights, and planting everywhere the seed of universal rights. We are breaking up the idea that money makes the man and not moral worth. We are breaking up the idea that might makes right... We are …show more content…
Source: The New York Herald (on the great railroad strikes of 1877)
The sight presented after the soldiers ceased firing was sickening. Old men and boys attracted to the [scene] . . .lay writhing in the agonies of death, while numbers of children were killed out right. Yellowside, the neighborhood of the scene of the conflict, was actually dotted with the dead and dying; while weeping women, cursing loudly and deeply the instruments which had made them widows, were clinging to the bleeding corpses.