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"The River Ran Red": Homestead 1892 (Pittsburgh Series in Social & Labor History)

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The violence that erupted at Carnegie Steel's giant Homestead mill near Pittsburgh on July 6. 1892, caused a congressional investigation and trials for treason, motivated a nearly successful assassination attempt on Frick, contributed to the defeat of President Benjamin Harrison for a second term, and changed the course of the American labor movement.

"The River Ran Red" commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the Homestead strike of 1892. Instead of retelling the story of the strike, it recreates the events of that summer in excerpts from contemporary newspapers and magazines, reproductions of pen-and-ink sketches and photographs made on the scene, passages from the congressional investigation that resulted from the strike, first-hand accounts by observers and participants, and poems, songs, and sermons from across the country. Contributions by outstanding scholars provide the context for understanding the social and cultural aspects of the strike, as well as its violence.

"The River Ran Red" is the collaboration of a team of writers, archivists, and historians, including Joseph Frazier Wall, who writes of the role of Andrew Carnegie at Homestead, and David Montgomery, who considers the significance of the Homestead Strike for the present. The book is both readable and richly illustrated. It recalls public and personal reactions to an event in our history who's reverberations can still be felt today.

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Commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Homestead Strike (Pittsburgh, PA) of 1892. No index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"The River Ran Red" commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the Homestead strike of 1892. The book recreates the events of that summer in excerpts from contemporary newspapers and magazines, reproductions of pen-and-ink sketches and photographs made on the scene, passages from the congressional investigation that resulted from the strike, first-hand accounts by observers and participants, and poems, songs, and sermons from across the country. Contributions by outstanding scholars provide the context for understanding the social and cultural aspects of the strike, as well as its violence.

About the Author

David P. Demarest Jr. teaches English at Carnegie Mellon University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822954781
Editor:
Demarest, Dave
Editor:
Demarest, Dave
Author:
Demarest, David P.
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Location:
Pittsburgh :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Technical & Manufacturing Trades
Subject:
Steel industry and trade
Subject:
Iron and steel workers
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Working class -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Homestead Strike, 189
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Pittsburgh Series in Social & Labor History
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
19921031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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"The River Ran Red" commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the Homestead strike of 1892. The book recreates the events of that summer in excerpts from contemporary newspapers and magazines, reproductions of pen-and-ink sketches and photographs made on the scene, passages from the congressional investigation that resulted from the strike, first-hand accounts by observers and participants, and poems, songs, and sermons from across the country. Contributions by outstanding scholars provide the context for understanding the social and cultural aspects of the strike, as well as its violence.

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