By Paul Kahan

On July 6, 1892, 300 armed Pinkerton brokers arrived in abode, Pennsylvania to retake the Carnegie Steelworks from the company's impressive staff. because the brokers attempted to depart their boats, pictures rang out and a violent skirmish all started. The war of words at dwelling house was once a turning element within the heritage of yankee unionism, starting a swift means of decline for America’s metal unions that lasted till the nice melancholy.

Examining the strike’s origins, occasions, and legacy, The domicile Strike illuminates the annoying dating among exertions, capital, and executive within the pivotal second among Reconstruction and the revolutionary period. In a concise narrative, strengthened by means of statements from steelworkers, court docket testimony, and excerpts from Carnegie's writings, Paul Kahan introduces scholars to 1 of the main dramatic and influential episodes within the historical past of yankee labor.

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