The Pullman Boycott; A Complete History Of The Great R. R. Strike by W. F. BurnsThe Pullman Boycott; A Complete History Of The Great R. R. Strike by W. F. Burns

The Pullman Boycott; A Complete History Of The Great R. R. Strike

byW. F. Burns

Paperback | August 22, 2012

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Excerpt: ... until we stopped them on the Great Northern, they were going around the circle with that end in view. "When it comes to striking at the polls we know the people will be with us, it will be a contest against the money power by which this country has been absolutely ruled for so many years. Havemeyer goes into the United States Senate and dictates what the duty on sugar shall be, and all the people combined can't stop him. Let a poor man go to Washington to protest and he is arrested for treading on the grass. "I am a populist and favor wiping out both old parties, so they will never come into power again. I have been a democrat all my life and I am ashamed to admit it. I want every one of you to go to the polls and vote the peoples' ticket." At the conclusion of his address, Mr. Debs Pg 166 announced his intention of going to his home for a few days. On hearing this, the members of the American Railway Union determined to escort him to the depot, and, although they had but two hours to make arrangements, a procession a couple of miles in length was formed. On arrival at his home in Terre Haute, President Debs was tendered a great reception. Thousands of his fellow citizens in all stations of life welcomed him with outstretched arms. Early in the evening the Naylor Opera House was packed to completion, and hundreds of people were denied admission owing to the dense throng of people who wished to do honor to this great leader. When President Debs appeared upon the stage he was greeted by a roar of applause that shook the building to its very foundation. His eloquent address on the strike situation and the causes that led up to it was received with thunders of applause. This was the man whom the corporate courts had indicted for criminal conspiracy. Pg 167 CHAPTER XVIII. THE STRIKE LOST. Through the machination of the general managers, the courts and the press and the Benedict Arnolds of labor, the cause of the railroad corporations was beginning to...
Title:The Pullman Boycott; A Complete History Of The Great R. R. StrikeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:August 22, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1236257561

ISBN - 13:9781236257567