Great Debates in American History (Volume 10); Economic and Social Questions, Part 1: Economic and…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI Federal Control Over Railroads the Chicago Strike c'Coxey's Army"--Coal Strike; Government Protects Railways--Pullman Strike; Government Troops Suppress It--William A. Peffer Kan. Introduces in the Senate a Resolution Endorsing Federal Control of Railways, Coal Mines, and Money--Debate: In Favor, Sen. Peffer; Opposed, Gen. Joseph R. Hawley Ct., Cushman K. Davis Minn., Gen. John B. Gordon Ga.--John W. Daniel Va. Offers Substitute for Sen. Peffer's Resolution; It Endorses the President's Actions in the Strike--Debate: Sen. Daniel, Joseph M. Carey Wyo., Joseph N. Dolph Ore., Orville H. Piatt Ct.; Substitute Is Passed--James B. McCreary Ky. Introduces Resolution in the House Endorsing President Cleveland--Debate: Opposed, Lafe Pence Col., Richard P. Bland Mo., Thomas C. Catchings Miss.; It Is Passed. URING the winter of 1893-4, while Congress was in session, "armies of the unemployed" were organized in various parts of the country which proceeded to march toward the national capital, there to demand aid of the Government. Instead of gathering forces as they advanced, as was expected, the armies disintegrated on the way, and only one of them, that headed by "General" Jacob Coxey 0., a well-to-do manufacturer who had espoused their cause, entered Washington, and this was reduced to 350 men. The only result of this demonstration was to afford Congressmen an illustration to enforce their opposing claims, the Democrats declaring that the poverty and lack of employment in the country were due to the McKinley tariff, and the Republicans replying that these were produced by manufacturers limiting production and even shutting down their factories in view of the passage of the Wilson bill. In April, 1894, a general strike of the coal miners occurred. In five...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI Federal Control Over Railroads the Chicago Strike c'Coxey's Army"--Coal Strike; Government Protects Railways--Pullm...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.41 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1458829294

ISBN - 13:9781458829290

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