The children carried knapsacks on their backs in which was a knife and fork, a tin cup and plate. Despite a reputation given them by the press, they did not believe in initiating violence, but did fight back when attacked. The sight of the impressive column of women striding five abreast up the middle of the street stifled all thought of ridicule. A New York State Factory Investigation Commission reported in 1912: Sadie is an intelligent, neat, clean girl, who has worked from the time she got her working papers in embroidery factories. I have seen you, Judge Sloane, and others of your kind, send them to prison because they dared to infringe upon the sacred rights of property. That month there were thirty thousand casualties, and then one could be 5 feet 3.
At the national convention that year, there were only eight women delegates. Great novelists like John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemingway wrote bleak novels about the conflict in Europe. In the year 1904, 27,000 workers were killed on the job, in manufacturing, transport, and agriculture. They were defying the culture of mass magazines, which were spreading the message of woman as companion, wife, homemaker. The strikers held out through the winter of 1913-1914 and it became clear that only drastic measures would break the strike. Millions of workers toiled in dangerous conditions to fatten bank accounts of the wealthy. He prosecuted the Morgan railroad monopoly in the Northern Securities Case, considering it an antitrust victory, but it hardly changed anything, and, although the Sherman Act provided for criminal penalties, there was no prosecution of the men who had planned the monopoly-Morgan, Harriman, Hill.
The key is individual rights. Later in 1917, Socialists held anti-war protests, some with as many as twenty thousand people. The Guards set fire to the tents, burning some people to death. The book The People 's History Of The United States take a closer look at the overlooked areas with our American history. This was the Espionage Act, and it was used against people who spoke or wrote against the war. They searched for disloyalty, like 3 million cases Press cooperated, they said that citizens should communicate to authorities any evidence of sedition that comes about. And there is a mighty difference between working with the men, and simply sitting in obedient reverence under the shadow of their aggressive power.
Socialism was an ongoing threat to the power elite. In 1919, the government prosecuted or deported thousands of immigrants suspected of socialist or anarchist ties. She was busy organizing textile workers and miners, and organizing their wives and children. London was a member of the Socialist party. Despite the brief interlude that momentarily quelled class conflict, the issues at home had never been resolved and resurfaced with a vengeance.
The idea was more efficiency, more stability. On the one hand, we are assailed by black men, who should be our natural protectors; and, whether in the cook kitchen, at the washtub, over the sewing machine, behind the baby carriage, or at the ironing board, we are but little more than pack horses, beasts of burden, slaves! It agreed blacks should work hard. The gunmen hired by the Rockefeller interests-the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency-using Gatling guns and rifles, raided the tent colonies. Still, Colorado had been a scene of ferocious class conflict, whose emotional repercussions had rolled through the entire country. The main difference between these authors is George Tindall gives more facts and accuracy, while Zinn offers quotes and sometimes biased answers. Taylorism with its simplified unskilled jobs, became more feasible. Debs visited socialists that were in prison for opposing the draft, and spoke and gave little speeches entertaining a crowd.
With immigrants a larger proportion of the labor force in the Carnegie plants of Allegheny County in 1907, of the 14,359 common laborers, 11,694 were Eastern Europeans , Taylorism, with its simplified unskilled jobs, became more feasible. Could guns divert attention and create some national consensus against an external enemy? Class struggle was stilled, even, and people died. Hat and cap makers were getting respiratory diseases, the men were inhaling deadly chemicals and some even getting arsenic poisoning. If the editor of the Brooklyn Eagle should read some of them, he might be a wiser man, and make a better newspaper. The mayor called out the local militia; the governor ordered out the state police. Hardly any other light but the gas jets burning by day and by night.
They jumped with their clothing ablaze. Shortly after the turn of the century there were 2 million members of labor unions one in fourteen workers , 80 percent of them in the American Federation of Labor. The instructor will post the answers. Roosevelt is too-often treated as a hero of the Progressive movement, when, according to Zinn, he acted out of fear of the masses, not moral commitment to their happiness. Soon they were walking the picket line in the cold, knowing they could not win while the other factories were operating.
The wooden floors that were swept once a year. And that's not the funniest part of it. On the afternoon of March 25, 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company that began in a rag bin swept through the eighth, ninth, and tenth floors, too high for fire ladders to reach. I can see the young people, mostly women, walking down and not caring what might happen. There were fifty-five weekly Socialist newspapers in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and summer encampments that drew thousands of people. Undoubtedly, ordinary people benefited to some extent from these changes. One by one they spoke and were arrested, until six hundred were in jail.