The Pullman Strike of 1894 (We the People: Industrial America)

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In the summer of 1894, employees of Pullman Palace Car Company near Chicago decided they were fed up with their work conditions, including reduced wages. The laborers went on strike, refusing to go to work. Railroad workers from across the country joined the strike to show their support. This action shut down the railroads across the Midwest and beyond. The Pullman Strike helped some business and government leaders see that workers concerns were important and deserved to be addressed.

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Formerly an editor at the educational publisher 'Weekly Reader', Michael Burgan has been a freelance writer for 17 years. He has written more than 250 books for children and young adults, specializing in U.S. history, geography, and biographies of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Burgan has won several awards for his writing, and his plays for adult audiences have been staged across the United States. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in history. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his cat Callie.

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In the summer of 1894, employees of Pullman Palace Car Company near Chicago decided they were fed up with their work conditions, including reduced wages. The laborers went on strike, refusing to go to work. Railroad workers from across the country joine --The Midwest Book Review

George Pullman was a man of genius. Over time his intelligence and inventiveness led him to an extremely successful career in the area of railroad coach construction. In a radical move, Pullman set out to establish a workers town where the factories that --Children's Literature

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