Labor Revolt In Alabama: The Great Strike of 1894 by William Warren Rogers

Labor Revolt In Alabama: The Great Strike of 1894

byWilliam Warren Rogers, Robert David Ward

Kobo ebook | November 22, 2015

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The Alabama coal miners’ strike of 1894 to gain improved working conditions and to protect themselves from wage reductions. The authors recount the depression of the early 1890s, which set the stage for the strike, and the subsequent use of convict labor, which became a catalyst. The gripping story of the strike includes the dramatic decision to strike and corporate attempts to break the strike by the use of company guards and "scab" labor. In Alabama corporate bosses inflamed passions further by deploying African American “black leg” workers, ultimately requiring the deployment of the state militia to restore peace. 


Title:Labor Revolt In Alabama: The Great Strike of 1894Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 22, 2015Publisher:University of Alabama PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0817390596

ISBN - 13:9780817390594