The Cyclopedic Review of Current History Volume 4

The Cyclopedic Review of Current History Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...either to produce or to permit at his pleasure a condition which is?ractically war in a free, civilized, and enlightened land? n the lack of any other applicable remedy for the undeniable evils which give occasion to such disastrous outbreaks, governmental arbitration is urged; and many who have no faith in socialism as a general theory of government, are considering as a possible application for an exceptional class of cases the governmental control of coal mines and of railways--such control as is operative in the business of carrying the mails. THE PULLMAN BOYCOTT. QNE of the fiercest conflicts that has ever occurred on the industrial field in the United States was begun at noon on June 26, in Chicago, 111., when the executive board of the American Railway union issued an order to the effect that no Pullman cars should be handled by union trainmen or switchmen on any railroad in this country. This fierce and calamitous war--for war it was for a brief period--raged in the region of Chicago, and extending to many points on the railroad system from Cleveland far westward to the Pacific slope, wrought direeffects in all branches of industry and business over a large proportion of the national area. Not only was there immense destruction of railway property, with stoppage of freight, passenger, and mail transport, when the boycott, which took the form of a general railroad strike, had developed as usual into the stage of violence; but also there was an extensive paralysis of business. This naturally ensued when some mayors of cities and governors of states, either through sympathy with the strikers or through lack of force, had failed to give protection to property and life under the state laws; and when further, those officials had openly joined...
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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576004
  • 9781236576002