The Pullman Case: The Clash of Labor and Capital in Industrial America (Landmark Law Cases & American Society)

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When the American Railway Union went on strike against the Pullman Palace Car Company in 1894, it set into motion a chain of events whose repercussions are still felt today. The strike pitted America's largest industrial union against twenty-four railroads, paralyzed rail traffic in half the country, and in the end was broken up by federal troops and suppressed by the courts, with union leader Eugene Debs incarcerated. But behind the Pullman case lay a conflict of ideologies at a watershed time in our nation's history.

David Ray Papke reexamines the events and personalities surrounding the 1894 strike, related proceedings in the Chicago trial courts, and the 1895 Supreme Court decision, In re Debs, which set important standards for labor injunctions. He shows how the Court, by upholding Debs's contempt citation, dealt fatal blows to broad-based unionism in the nation's most important industry and to any hope for a more evenhanded form of judicial involvement in labor disputes-thus setting the stage for labor law in decades to come.

The Pullman case was a defining moment in the often violent confrontation between capital and labor. It matched wealthy industrialist George Pullman against Debs and gave a stage to Debs's fledgling attorney Clarence Darrow. Throughout the trial, capital and labor tried to convince the public of the justice of their cause: Debs decrying the company's treatment of workers and Pullman raising fears of radical unionists. Papke provides an analytically concise and highly readable account of these proceedings, offering insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the law at the peak of industrial capitalism, showcasing Debs's passionate commitment to workers' rights, and providing a window on America during a period of rapid industrialization and social transformation.

Papke shows that the law was far from neutral in defending corporate interests and suggests what the Pullman case, by raising questions about both the legitimacy of giant corporations and the revolutionary style of industrial unions, can teach us about law and legal institutions in our own time. His book captures the passions of industrial America and tells an important story at the intersection of legal and cultural history.

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"In re Debs is a landmark by any standard. It set certain key terms of federal labor law for decades to come and signaled the new but burgeoning involvement of federal courts in suppressing railway strikes and boycotts. What is more, the case is an enormously revealing chapter in the history of Gilded Age America, dramatizing some of the era's most pressing social and cultural conflicts. Papke explores these themes in a clear, rich, and provocative fashion."--William E. Forbath, author of Law and the Shaping of the American Labor Movement

"A rewarding study of the most pivotal event in American labor history. In a lively style, Papke skillfully analyzes the emerging role of law in industrial disputes at the end of the nineteenth century. This thoughtful study will find a broad audience."--James W. Ely, Jr., author of The Guardian of Every Right: A Constitutional History of Property Rights

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David Ray Papke is the R. Bruce Townsend Professor of Law at the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and professor of liberal arts at Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis. His publications include Framing the Criminal: Crime, Cultural Work, and the Loss of Critical Perspective; Narrative and the Legal Discourse: A Reader in Storytelling and the Law; and Heretics in the Temple: Americans Who Reject the Nation's Legal Faith.

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