Printable version the great railroad strike of 1877 digital history id 1097 date:1877 annotation: the total miles of railroad track in the united states increased. Introduction the strike of 1877, also known as 'the great strike' took place on railroads across the nation the strike was the result of continued wage cuts of the. Historical background of the great railroad strike, to provide context for the newspaper articles used in the lesson plan. The great railroad strike of 1877 began in the month of july and started off in a town called martinburg which was located in the state of west virginia. Railroad strike of 1877 chicagoans watched and waited as the great strike ran an area with a great concentration of immigrant wage workers in the railroad. The role of railroad strike of 1877 in the history of the united states of america.
Start studying apush ch 23 learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools search create great railroad strike of 1877. The great railway strike of 1877 spread quickly within the region of the eastern railroads, but as the strikers and their sympathizers gathered in baltimore, they. The great railroad strike of 1877, sometimes referred to as the great upheaval, began on july 14 in martinsburg, west virginia, united states after the baltimore. Denny's curve, opposite 33rd st opposite 32nd and 31st sts opposite 30th and 31st sts opposite 29th and 31st sts hill side, opposite 28th stwhere citizens were shot.
From baltimore to chicago, the great railroad strike of 1877 led to bloody clashes between workers and troops before it was finally put down by force. In 1877, the railroad companies were tightening their belts due to an economic depression their cuts, however, would ultimately spark a month-long.
The great railroad strike of 1877 was the response of outraged railroad workers to pay cuts, layoffs and the general profiteering of the large railroad companies. S v albee and the great railroad strike in pittsburgh, july 21-22, 1877 sometime after july 22, 1877, pittsburgh photographer s v albee captured an extraordinary. The 1877 railroad strike the great railway strike of 1877 brought the nation's commerce to a screeching halt, and the violence that erupted in baltimore and. A contemporary artist’s rendering of the clash in baltimore between workers and the maryland sixth regiment during the great railroad strike of 1877.
The great railroad strike of 1877 began on july 14 in martinsburg, west virginia, and ended some 45 days later after it was put down by local and state.
Great railroad strike of 1877: survey of the great railroad strike of 1877, a series of violent rail strikes across the united states more than 100,000 workers. Paul d'amato looks at the 1877 railroad strike, which burst into the first national strike wave in the us and heralded the emergence of the labor movement. The great railroad strike of 1877 historical background of the great strike of 1877 additional resources for teachers and students printable version. The great railroad strike of 1877, sometimes referred to as the great upheaval, began on july 14 in martinsburg, west virginia, united states after the baltimore and. The great railroad strike of 1877 was the angry response of railroad workers to wage reductions, job cuts railroad officials met with strikers. The great strike of railroad workers in 1877 led to violent clashes between federal troops and workers and had a permanent effects on american society.