The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

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  • Go, state militia of West Virginia, shut down the strike!
  • The Great Railroad Strike of 1877
  • It is a time of depression for many Americans in the 1870's forcing railroads and other companies to cut costs and wages.
  • I can't believe the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company cut our wages again!
  • July 17, 1877 Martinsburg, West Virginia The strike began.
  • We want our full wages back!
  • Your wages are unfair!
  • The state militia sympathized with the workers and was ineffective in shutting down the strike.
  • More strikes broke out across the country.
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