Pennsylvania's Coal and Iron Police by Spencer J. Sadler

Pennsylvania's Coal and Iron Police

bySpencer J. Sadler

Kobo ebook | October 28, 2009

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Pennsylvania's Coal and Iron Police ruled small patch towns and industrial cities for their coal and iron company bosses from 1865 to 1931. Armed with a gun and badge and backed by state legislation, the members of the private police force were granted power in a practically unspecified jurisdiction. Set in Pennsylvania's anthracite and bituminous regions, including Luzerne, Schuylkill, Westmoreland, Beaver, Somerset, and Indiana Counties, at a time when labor disputes were deadly, the officers are the story behind American labor history's high-profile events and attention-grabbing headlines. Paid to protect company property, their duties varied but unfortunately often resulted in strikebreaking, intimidation, and violence.
Title:Pennsylvania's Coal and Iron PoliceFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 28, 2009Publisher:Arcadia PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990051364309

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