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The Resource The edge of anarchy : the railroad barons, the Gilded Age, and the greatest labor uprising in America, Jack Kelly

The edge of anarchy : the railroad barons, the Gilded Age, and the greatest labor uprising in America, Jack Kelly

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The edge of anarchy : the railroad barons, the Gilded Age, and the greatest labor uprising in America
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The edge of anarchy
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the railroad barons, the Gilded Age, and the greatest labor uprising in America
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Jack Kelly
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eng
Summary
"A vivid account of the greatest uprising of working people in American history. At the pinnacle of the Gilded Age, a boycott of Pullman sleeping cars by hundreds of thousands of railroad employees brought commerce to a standstill across much of the country. Famine threatened, riots broke out along the rail lines. Soon the U.S. Army was on the march and gunfire rang from the streets of major cities. This epochal tale offers fascinating portraits of two iconic characters of the age: George Pullman, who amassed a fortune by making train travel a pleasure, thought the model town that he built for his workers would erase urban squalor. Eugene Debs, founder of the nation's first industrial union, was determined to wrench power away from the reigning plutocrats. The clash between the two men's conflicting ideals pushed the country to what the U.S. Attorney General called "the ragged edge of anarchy." Many of the themes of The Edge of Anarchy could be taken from today's headlines--upheaval in America's industrial heartland, wage stagnation, breakneck technological change, and festering conflict over race, immigration, and inequality. With the country now in a New Gilded Age, this look back at the violent conflict of an earlier era offers illuminating perspectives along with a breathtaking story of a nation on the edge." --Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1949-
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Kelly, Jack
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Pullman, George Mortimer
  • Debs, Eugene V.
  • Cleveland, Grover
  • Cleveland, Grover
  • Debs, Eugene V.
  • Pullman, George Mortimer
  • Pullman Strike (1894)
  • Cleveland, Grover
  • Debs, Eugene V.
  • Pullman, George Mortimer
  • Pullman Strike, 1894
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations
  • Pullman Strike, 1894
  • Strikes and lockouts
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The edge of anarchy : the railroad barons, the Gilded Age, and the greatest labor uprising in America, Jack Kelly
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-300) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
  • The Edge of Anarchy by Jack Kelly offers a vivid account of the greatest uprising of working people in American history. At the pinnacle of the Gilded Age, a boycott of Pullman sleeping cars by hundreds of thousands of railroad employees brought commerce to a standstill across much of the country. Famine threatened, riots broke out along the rail lines. Soon the U.S. Army was on the march and gunfire rang from the streets of major cities.This epochal tale offers fascinating portraits of two iconic characters of the age. George Pullman, who amassed a fortune by making train travel a pleasure, thought the model town that he built for his workers would erase urban squalor. Eugene Debs, founder of the nation's first industrial union, was determined to wrench power away from the reigning plutocrats. The clash between the two men's conflicting ideals pushed the country to what the U.S. Attorney General called "the ragged edge of anarchy."Many of the themes of The Edge of Anarchy could be taken from today's headlines--upheaval in America's industrial heartland, wage stagnation, breakneck technological change, and festering conflict over race, immigration, and inequality. With the country now in a New Gilded Age, this look back at the violent conflict of an earlier era offers illuminating perspectives along with a breathtaking story of a nation on the edge. -- amazon.com
  • Part I: May 1893-May 1894. Boss town ; Our cause is just ; More than a joke ; A heart for others ; The commercial value of beauty ; Well-wishing feudalism ; Armies ; The works are closed -- Part II: May 12-July 8, 1894. Nothing to arbitrate ; Dance of skeletons ; The crisis has come ; We mean business ; Not a wheel moving ; Disaster threatens ; To a standstill ; Ragged edge -- Part III: July 4-July 12, 1894. We shall have Debs ; Strike fever ; Pandemonium ; Day of blood ; I, Grover ; Watching a man drown ; Last resort -- Part IV: July 13, 1894-October 28, 1926. The poor striker ; Everything was at stake ; Strikes and their causes ; The common heartbeat ; True to man ; Solidarity
Control code
1031909607
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781250128867
Lccn
2018031686
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1031909607
Label
The edge of anarchy : the railroad barons, the Gilded Age, and the greatest labor uprising in America, Jack Kelly
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Edge of Anarchy by Jack Kelly offers a vivid account of the greatest uprising of working people in American history. At the pinnacle of the Gilded Age, a boycott of Pullman sleeping cars by hundreds of thousands of railroad employees brought commerce to a standstill across much of the country. Famine threatened, riots broke out along the rail lines. Soon the U.S. Army was on the march and gunfire rang from the streets of major cities.This epochal tale offers fascinating portraits of two iconic characters of the age. George Pullman, who amassed a fortune by making train travel a pleasure, thought the model town that he built for his workers would erase urban squalor. Eugene Debs, founder of the nation's first industrial union, was determined to wrench power away from the reigning plutocrats. The clash between the two men's conflicting ideals pushed the country to what the U.S. Attorney General called "the ragged edge of anarchy."Many of the themes of The Edge of Anarchy could be taken from today's headlines--upheaval in America's industrial heartland, wage stagnation, breakneck technological change, and festering conflict over race, immigration, and inequality. With the country now in a New Gilded Age, this look back at the violent conflict of an earlier era offers illuminating perspectives along with a breathtaking story of a nation on the edge. -- amazon.com
  • Part I: May 1893-May 1894. Boss town ; Our cause is just ; More than a joke ; A heart for others ; The commercial value of beauty ; Well-wishing feudalism ; Armies ; The works are closed -- Part II: May 12-July 8, 1894. Nothing to arbitrate ; Dance of skeletons ; The crisis has come ; We mean business ; Not a wheel moving ; Disaster threatens ; To a standstill ; Ragged edge -- Part III: July 4-July 12, 1894. We shall have Debs ; Strike fever ; Pandemonium ; Day of blood ; I, Grover ; Watching a man drown ; Last resort -- Part IV: July 13, 1894-October 28, 1926. The poor striker ; Everything was at stake ; Strikes and their causes ; The common heartbeat ; True to man ; Solidarity
Control code
1031909607
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781250128867
Lccn
2018031686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1031909607

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