St. Louis' Civil War

St. Louis' Civil War : The Streetcar Strike of 1900

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On Saturday, May 5, 1900 at 11:30 p.m., the explosion of the Suburban Line at the Wabash and Sarah Street railroad crossing marked the beginning of the St. Louis Street Car Strike of 1900. Before the strike was over in September 1900, the streets of St. Louis would be a battle ground between rich and poor with the St. Louis Police Department in the middle of the fray. The strike would divide the overwhelmed police department as well as well as the city itself. Before the strike effectively ended on September 11, 1900, 14 people including a St. Louis Police Officer were killed and hundreds were injured. Was it worth the sacrifice? Are the effects of the strike still felt in the city today? One of the only books on this subject studies the incidents, actions and collateral damage of the strike. Who were the good guys and who were the bad guys? Read the graphic details about this literally explosive time. Before the strike was over, St. Louis would learn the definition of a dynamitard. An informative and enteraining read.
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.84mm | 208.65g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514812754
  • 9781514812754

About MR Ken Zimmerman Jr

Ken Zimmerman Jr. is a married father of three, who lives in the St. Louis, MO Metro Area. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Political Science and a Minor in History from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to these interests and genealogy, he is a Black Belt in Taekwondo and holds rank in several other martial arts.
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