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The Pullman Strike of 1894

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Pullman strikers outside the Arcade Building
Pullman strikers outside the Arcade Building


 
Link to The Pullman Strike for an overview from Illinois History Magazine (1994)

 

 

 

For more on labor history, link to Labor Unions and Radical Political Parties in the Industrial Era

 

Interior of Pullman Palace Sleeping Car; photography by Carleton E.Watkins/Public Domain



The Parable of Pullman from the Illinois Labor History Society gives a brief overview of the Pullman Strike.

The True Story of How One Man Shut Down American Commerce to Avoid Paying His Workers a Fair Wage from Think Progress (2014).


The Origins of Labor Day, PBS (September 2, 2001)



Illinois Central Railroad freight and coal cars damaged during Pullman Strike riots
Illinois Central Railroad freight and coal cars damaged during Pullman Strike riots

 

Primary Sources


The Pullman Strike of 1894, has a lesson plan organized around primary documents from The History Project, University of California Davis

Letters on the Pullman Strike

The Great Railway Strike of 1894, Library of Congress

 

George Pullman:  His Impact on the Railroad Industry, Labor and American Life in the Nineteenth Century

 

 

A. Philip Randolph and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

 

Pullman Sleeping Car Porter

Pullman Porters:  From Servitude to Civil Rights, WTTW

 

Pullman Sleeping Car Porter

 

5 Things to Know About Pullman Porters. Smithsonian (June 30, 2016)

 

 

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (1925-1978), BlackPast.org

 

 

The Pullman Porters Win, The Nation (August 21, 1935)

 

A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979)

 

 

George Pullman

 

George Pullman
George Pullman


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Eugene Debs

 

Eugene Debs, 1907
Eugene Debs, 1907


Eugene V. Debs biography

"Socialism is the Only Remedy:" An Interview with Eugene V. Debs, Woodstock Jail, June 26, 1895
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Eugene Debs Got 1 Million Votes for President—As Convict Number 9653The Progressive (November 2, 2016)

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