In the following quote from the Homestead strike reading is a reflection of what happened, “The Battle at Homestead will be remembered as an occasion where human greed and civil rights collided and neither one came out on top” The Homestead strike made the Industrial Revolution more harmful because it lost many lives that didn’t need to be lost. Carnegie company was one of the richest ever and it couldn’t afford to give poor men and women a small pay raise. Also, they created a horrible situation by sending in the Pinkertons to do their dirty work. The amazing thing is that Frick had a huge mansion ten miles away but he still had to starve families.
The Fire That Sparked Change The Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911 is a day that will forever stand out in the heart of communities, families, American factory workers and employees alike. Not only did it needlessly take the lives of 144 people, mostly young women, ages 16-23, and a few men, but it called into light the dangers of poorly constructed buildings, overcrowded work spaces, and dangerous work environments. Historians, teachers, and journalists have poured over trial transcripts, newspaper articles, commission reports, and first hand accounts from either victims or analysis of what was left behind, on that fateful day knowing full well the far reaching grasp of that event. Whether first hand accounts as told by the “Commission” in the “Preliminary Report of the New York Factory Investigating Commission” (1912), recounts of information supplied to the newspapers as in the story published by the New York Times (1911), titled “141 Men and Girls Die in Waist Factory Fire, stories that covered how journalists reported on the story, Elizabeth V Burt’s (2005) “Working Women and the Triangle Fire: Press Coverage of a Tragedy or Doug Linder’s “The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Trial” each account has not only helped to bring reality to the existence and subsequent deaths of each and everyone of those individuals who lost their lives that fateful day, but also to the need and responsibility for the community and government alike to ensure for safer workplace regulations and stronger building codes.
The Devil In The White City had many plot lines that took place in Chicago around 1893 at the World's Fair. The first plot line focuses mainly on Daniel Burnham constructing the World's Fair with his partner John Root. It tells a story of struggle for the men, how they had such a hard time constructing the large Farris wheel, to having to open unfinished, then having trouble getting attendance up. Then the struggle is over for the two guys for a short amount of time. Not long after they gather up just enough money to pay off their debts, the Fair had to shut down, as the mayor of Chicago had been assassinated, honestly a more positive reputation for Chicago.
Notwithstanding that the anti-slavery won the war, there were still many prejudices in the world. So, whenever people were about to criticize or being racist, thought about the effort that people in the past, who spent their entire life only
1. Copy a short passage that you found to be interesting and explain why you found it interesting/why it is an example of good writing. “If evenings at the fair were seductive, the nights were ravishing. The lamps that laced every building and walkway produced the most elaborate demonstration of illumination ever attempted and the first large-scale test of alternating current.
On April 3, 1968 King delivered his final speech “I’ve been to the mountaintop,” in Memphis Tennessee to a massive crowd at the Bishop Charles Mason Temple Church of God. His speech was to bring awareness to the unsafe working condition and wages that the African American sanitation workers received. Prior to Reverend King’s speech on Feb. 12, 1968 roughly one thousand black Memphis sanitation workers went on strike and refused to work until their demands were met. Unfortunately, their request was denied and King, as well as Reverend James T. Lawson, traveled to Memphis to lead a nonviolent march but some of the participants started to become violent breaking windows of building and looting. This was a setback for the peaceful boycott due to rowdy few one person was shot and killed.
Many critics considered it socialist propaganda. It was banned from schools and libraries due to its language and “obscenities.” People also protested the book for its treatment of corporate farmers. At the time this book was written farmers were being pushed off their land by banks and the dust bowls and were migrating west to find work. This affected the composition because it highlighted the poor conditions of migrant workers which eventually lead to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt supporting the book and having congressional hearings held about those conditions.
As stated by the History Channels America: The Story of US, “Ordinary people were outraged by the new law...abolitionist newspapers and literature spread like wildfire.” (History). For example, anti-slavery magazines such as ‘The Slave’s friend’ were widely popular. Anger
First of all, Martin Luther was the cause of a very important strike by the sanitation workers of Memphis. According to the article, “Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike (1968),” from Stanford University, “1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike,” due to a long pattern neglect and abuse of the department’s black employees. On 1 February 1968, two Memphis garbage collectors, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, were crushed to death by a malfunctioning truck. After the city refused to acknowledge the recent incident, the sanitation workers were angered. Demanding recognition of their union, better safety standards, and a decent wage, they went on strike.
The next day on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. died. His assassination instigated hundreds of riots in the United States, and many people mourned for the death of the man who gave them a dream (Blinder, 2017). Martin Luther King Jr. left his legacy in American society through the fight against prejudice, the pursuit of justice, and the use of nonviolent resistance. Dr. King influenced many movements and protests aimed to eradicate injustice that are occurring today in our society. One of today’s movements, Black Lives Matter, seeks to eliminate racism, racial inequality, and police brutality towards African Americans.
• Great railroad strike of 1877 which took place in West Virginia, against the Baltimore and Ohio for cutting wages third time in a year. It spread all over the railroad line leading to trains stoppage. Workers from all over the America supported the movement and had their sympathy for the workers of railroad. Federal troops were being called and strike ended eventually. According to me Protest wasn’t a bad idea, but the violence that took place is something unnecessary and wrong.
The Winnipeg General strike started when the Builders and metal workers walked off their jobs for higher wages, shorter work weeks and the right to do collective bargaining. It expanded with the Winnipeg Trades and Labour council voting for General Strike with 30,000 people going on strike. The people who opposed the strike were business leaders, politicians and Industrialists who formed the Citizen’s Committee of One Thousand. They didn’t like the strikers because they thought it was a conspiracy plan to overthrow the government. On June 21st, the strikers held a parade against the mayor and because of how violent it was, it became known as “Bloody Saturday”.
Just earlier this very year, there was a horrible fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory where 146 workers perished. Some died from the fire and others from jumping from the windows in order to escape it. Triangle Shirtwaist has brought the plight of these poor workers to the forefront as the public takes notice of the lack of safety measures in place at not just this factory, but many similar workplaces, and demands that something be done to prevent such a tragedy from occurring again. I believe one of the first steps to creating a safer workplace is having government regulations in place that prevent the mistreatment of workers and ensure that employees can escape in case of emergency. The regulations themselves should not be just broad, but address the many issues that workers face in order to give the workers the safest and healthiest working environment possible.
The railroad divided the town, the whites lived on the East side, the West side was looked at as the Mexican side of town and the blacks lived in the Southside of town. After ten years of the desegregation lawsuit sitting in the federal court, something was finally changed. Odessa closed Ector High School, which was 90% minority, and split those kids up among the other schools. The closing of Ector started to show the members of the white community that the black students could have enormous value to them, but had nothing to do with academics; it had everything to do with football. The decisions on who would go to each school was pretty much just which black athletes were going to go to Permian and what ones were going to go to Odessa, and which school would have a greater number of black athletes.