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Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie  

(1835–1919)British-born US industrialist and philanthropist who used his personal fortune, derived largely from the steel industry, to finance a variety of charitable institutions.Carnegie was born ...
Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman  

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(1869–1940)Anarchist activist, born in Lithuania. She campaigned in the USA for workers' rights, birth control, and other causes. She was deported to Russia in 1919 and in 1931 published her ...
gilded Age

gilded Age  

The period of expansion and reconstruction in the USA after the American Civil War when much new wealth was created. The phrase was coined by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley ...
industrial relations

industrial relations  

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The relations between the management and workforce of an enterprise, particularly bargaining through trade unions. This mainly concerns pay, hours and conditions of work, fringe benefits, security of ...
industrialization

industrialization  

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The process of change from a basic agrarian economy to an industrialized one. It was first experienced by Britain in the Industrial Revolution and at much the same time in the New England states of ...
iron and steel industry

iron and steel industry  

The history of iron- and steelmaking in the United States reflects the rise, fall, and partial recovery of the productive capacity of the nation's industrial sector, from its origins in ...
Populist Era.

Populist Era.  

No historical period conforms precisely to a specific span of years, and the Populist Era is no exception. The events of the 1890s—the time period known as the Populist Era—reflected ...
Riots, Urban.

Riots, Urban.  

From the Colonial Era to the late twentieth century, groups of people in American cities have expressed their grievances or enforced their collective will through the use or threat of ...
Steel Strike of 1919.

Steel Strike of 1919.  

This strike marked the unsuccessful culmination of efforts to unionize mass-production workers during World War I. War production increased steelworker unrest by worsening already poor working ...
strike

strike  

Withdrawal of labour by a group of employees, typically members of a trade union. An official strike is one called or recognized by a union; an unofficial strike is one started without union ...

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