Labor Revolt in Alabama: The Great Strike of 1894

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"During an economic depression period the strong trade union of the United Mineworkers of Alabama was founded [and] became instrumental in the 1894 coal miners' (and railway workers') strike. The particular conditions under which the strike was started and carried on are vividly recalled in this book. . . . Connected issues are the racial problem (Negroes were employed as strike-breakers) and the struggle between the Bourbon Democrats and the Populists. . . . Most valuable."
&#8212International Review of Social History

"Written with economy, clarity, and even a certain amount of grace. . . . Ward and Rogers have handled a difficult research problem successfully. [Their book] will stand as the final word on the Alabama miners' strike of 1894."
&#8212American Historical Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817350574
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Library Alabama Classics Series
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9
1 Early Efforts at Organization 13
2 Unionization, Political Revolt, and Panic 30
3 The Strike Begins 59
4 Violence and State Troops 75
5 More Violence and a Quieter Note 86
6 Trouble at the Tracks 103
7 The Miners and Political Protest 118
8 "The Agony Is Over" 130
Notes 139
Bibliography 161
Index 167
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