The 1877 Class War That America Forgot


Dennis Brasky
 

In 1877, one million workers went on strike and fought police and federal troops in cities across America. The monikers “Great Upheaval” and “Great Railroad Strike” undersell what verged on a second Civil War — this time pitting labor against capital.


Mark Lause
 

One of the early socialists--George Schilling, perhaps--actually refered to it, as Labor's Fort Sumter.


On Sun, Jul 24, 2022, 9:40 AM Dennis Brasky <dmozart1756@...> wrote:
In 1877, one million workers went on strike and fought police and federal troops in cities across America. The monikers “Great Upheaval” and “Great Railroad Strike” undersell what verged on a second Civil War — this time pitting labor against capital.