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The 1892 Homestead Strike

Lecture no. 11 from the course: America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

The 1892 Homestead Strike

Taught by Professor Edward T. O'Donnell | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Travel into the world of American workers, and view the poignant social problems that accompanied industrialization. Learn how technological changes in industry affected living conditions for workers, and follow the rise of labor movements, violent strikes, and intense conflict between labor unions and management. 


November 12, 2015
When one speaks of Gilding something you are talking about putting a thin coat of gold over something much more base. The base in this age was the plight of factory workers and other working poor. This interesting but somewhat disturbing lecture does a good job of tracking the rise of the power of labor including the first super union. For someone who things of labor unions as what killed Detroit it is a good reminder of a time when they were actually needed and served a purpose other than being a slush fund for the Democratic Party.