Class conflict and workers' self activity on the railroads: 1874-1895

The years 1874 through 1895 saw intense class struggle, much of it centering on the railroad industry. This struggle often took the form of working class self-activity, action organized by workers from the bottom up and carried out independently. Railroad workers did not wait for instructions or guidance from labor leaders, who often advised caution and conciliation with capitalists, but took action themselves.

Submitted by tastybrain on December 11, 2011

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tastybrain

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by tastybrain on December 11, 2011

I spent a while writing this and it is by no means completely done so I would appreciate constructive criticism and other feedback to help me if I decide to do another draft. Also, can a mod make the changes allowing the picture to be shown?

tastybrain

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by tastybrain on December 11, 2011

Maybe. It's gonna be really annoying to format it, for some reason the footnotes aren't showing up. I also don't know how to indent things or make the text smaller for the block quotes. Are you having trouble with the PDF?

bastarx

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Submitted by bastarx on December 11, 2011

More I just don't like pdfs on my phone. I can read them fine but then I have to go delete them later. First world problems.

Jared

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Submitted by Jared on December 18, 2011

Thanks, looks great! What an interesting period—Strike! by Breecher was the first I had read of these struggles, so I look forward to reading this. Good work comrade.

Spassmaschine

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Submitted by Spassmaschine on December 18, 2011

tastybrain

Maybe. It's gonna be really annoying to format it, for some reason the footnotes aren't showing up. I also don't know how to indent things or make the text smaller for the block quotes. Are you having trouble with the PDF?

tastybrain - to indent block quotes, use the < blockquote >< /blockquote > tag at each end of the paragraph you want to indent (minus the spaces within the <> of course).

You'll also need to set input format as "normal - some html allowed new" - just post here if you don't have that option.

tastybrain

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Submitted by tastybrain on December 19, 2011

Jared

Thanks, looks great! What an interesting period—Strike! by Breecher was the first I had read of these struggles, so I look forward to reading this. Good work comrade.

Thanks.

I realize the piece is really long...readers who are only interested in the strikes might want to skip the historiography section.

rfovetz

7 years ago

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Submitted by rfovetz on September 25, 2016

Hi
I just read your piece. I'm writing a book that includes a substantial analysis of these strikes. If you see this comment would you please get in touch. I would like to cite you and want to know if you would give me your name.
Quite a good analysis. Thank you for writing it.
Robert
rfovetz [ at ] riseup [dot] net