Gunfire and brickbats the great railway strikes of 1877

Outlying hamlets like Bolton and Oldham swelled to 30, and 50, He took his new title seriously. Beyond, the rough shoreline continued past Seal Rocks and the Cliff House, and then became the tawny beach where two men stood, their rented horses browsing in the salt grass a dozen yards behind them.

Louis…" His eyes asked the question he didn't dare, even yet, put into words: Anon, ; Mason, Thus San Francisco began life as a wide-open city, without the usual social norms, but also without the taboos and restrictions that go with them.

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This article has many strengths and weaknesses. To the delight of the crowd he doffed his white hat and bowed to them with obvious contempt. The strikers armed themselves- by breaking into the local armory, according to the Mayor-dug rifle pits and trenches outside the Allegheny depot, set up patrols, and warned civilians away from the probable line of fire.

Their opponents began building up their power as well, symbolized by the National Guard Armories whose construction began the following year, to contain upheavals yet to come. He thinks just because he came up with the idea he's the brains of this operation. Foster, it was at first a long, low-roofed tavern of modest appearance, known for good food and wine and warm hospitality, though getting there meant a long, bumpy ride across the sandy dunes till then chiefly the haunt of quail- and rabbit-hunters that covered the northwest quarter of the Peninsula.

It was interrupted by James Nadin, the thuggish and despised Deputy Constable, who had the pub surrounded. At most the railroad got seventeen police, whom it had to pay itself.

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They were led by scions of the ruling elite The social upheaval created by this dramatic change from an agricultural to an industrial culture, from a rural to an urban environment — the consequences of this essentially uncomplicated technology — was to be immense. Yet it quickly recovered, and the city remained a bustling and prosperous place: Five blocks north of the Occidental, and two closer to the Bay, stood the Niantic Hotel, a plain but well-known three-storey frame building with an assortment of stores at grade and rooms on the upper floors, which had been built after one of the fires over the remains of the dry-docked Gold Rush-era ship of that name.

The key to the strike, according to historian Robert Bruce, was that "a conventional strike would last only until strikebreakers could be summoned. This was not surprising. Without orders, the Philadelphia militia began firing as fast as they could, killing twenty people in five minutes as the crowd scattered.

Robert Reid summed up the overall repression: The upmost important reason for economic and social problems that troubled Europe from to was an incredible inflation among other things. Finally, they must take into account the views of those under their command—senior officers and the rank and file; what we might call the occupational audiences.

You ain't been here before, have you. Nadin went between the two lines of constables, telling them to be ready to pull back to let the Yeomanry through. Doubtless one of the bold men building empires on beef. Radicals, Reformers and the appalled Establishment came to respect or fear his crowd-pleasing oratory, fire and brimstone delivery and his trademark white hat.

The disaffected men met at a public house before the attack and Cartwright, forewarned, called in armed guards to protect his property. Will you have any need for such things.

As Martin Kettle puts it, People riot when they have a sense of grievance and when they feel emboldened by circumstances to commit acts of defiance or destruction which require a certain bravery and example. This he filled with barrels and boiler-iron tanks packed with more than twenty tons of sodium nitrate blasting powder and waterproofed with asphalt.

I fear that this was a one-off, as Labour condemned the protest as mindlessly as the Tories. Reckon they got break-in artists in San Francisco same as you might find anywheres else. In some major cities, like San Francisco, where the chief of police joined the march and the mayor sympathetically addressed a subsequent rally, peace prevailed.

Jess Harper had seen the Mississippi River—had in fact been boated across it, him and the horse he'd had at the time, on their way to join the Confederate Cavalry unit he'd been conscripted into. It has grown in complexity with my growing involvement. “Gunfire and Brickbats: The Great Railway Strikes of ” January 22 “Black Soldiers and the White Man’s Burden” January 25 “Cleaning Up the Dance Halls” February 1.

Inrepresentatives from Great Britain, France, Spain, and Portugal signed the Treaty of Paris, which concluded the Seven Years’ War.

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