Homestead Strike

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  • CARNEGIE STEEL: 1892 Homestead, PA
  • With Machines coming in and making laborers practically usless
  • A small group of skilled workers got the rest of the 3800 workers worked up with them
  • Factory manager, Frick, sent 300 Pinkerton guards to subdue the strike
  • They were greeted by 10,000 armed protesters.
  • The guards quickly surrender and then are forced to run a gauntlet through the crowd
  • Frick locks them all out and hids inside, not knowing what else to do
  • The Sheriff got General William Stone to bring in an 8 thousand man militia to arrest the more violent protesters and break up the crowd
  • Carnegie was chillen in Ireland during all of this.
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