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The Knights of Labor and the Haymarket Riot: The Fight for an Eight-hour Workday (America's Industrial Society in the Nineteenth Century) epub ebook

by Bernadette Brexel

The Knights of Labor and the Haymarket Riot: The Fight for an Eight-hour Workday (America's Industrial Society in the Nineteenth Century) epub ebook

Author: Bernadette Brexel
Category: History
Language: English
Publisher: Rosen Pub Group (October 1, 2003)
ISBN: 0823940284
ISBN13: 978-0823940288
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Labor unions flourished for a number of reasons: abysmal working conditions, a lack of concern for workers' safety, low pay and nonexistent benefits, and a 10-to 12-hour workday

Labor unions flourished for a number of reasons: abysmal working conditions, a lack of concern for workers' safety, low pay and nonexistent benefits, and a 10-to 12-hour workday. The Knights of Labor, one of the strongest unions, focused on achieving an eight-hour day. After a worker was killed at a labor rally, the crowd broke out in violence. Firing into the crowd, the p Labor unions flourished for a number of reasons: abysmal working conditions, a lack of concern for workers' safety, low pay and nonexistent benefits, and a 10-to 12-hour workday

The Haymarket Riot (also known as the Haymarket Incident and .

The Haymarket Riot (also known as the Haymarket Incident and Haymarket Affair ) occurred on May 4, 1886, when a labor protest rally near Chicago’s Haymarket. Despite a lack of evidence against them, eight radical labor activists were convicted in connection with the bombing. The Haymarket Riot was viewed as a setback for the organized labor movement in America, which was fighting for rights like the eight-hour workday.

Riot : The Fight for an Eight-Hour Workday.

book by Bernadette Brexel. The Knights of Labor and the Haymarket Riot : The Fight for an Eight-Hour Workday. by Bernadette Brexel.

32 pages : 22 cm. Examines the early history of America's labor movement in the nineteenth century, particularly the fight for an eight-hour work day, and its effects on American business and workers. Includes bibliographical references (page 30and index. The gilded age - A union to save the working class - The Knights of Labor - The Haymarket Riot.

Examines the early history of America's labor movement in the nineteenth century, particularly the fight for an eight-hour work day, and its effects on American business and workers.

By (author) Bernadette Brexel. Format Paperback 32 pages. Dimensions 17. x 21. 6 x . 8mm 4. 6g. Publication date 01 Jan 2004. Publisher Rosen Publishing Group.

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The Knights' primary demand was for the eight-hour workday. Steven Parfitt, "The First-and-a-half International: The Knights of Labor and the History of International Labour Organization in the Nineteenth Century.

The Knights' primary demand was for the eight-hour workday. They also called for legislation to end child and convict labor as well as a graduated income tax. They also supported cooperatives. The only woman to hold office in the Knights of Labor, Leonora Barry, worked as an investigator. She described the horrific conditions in factories employing women and children. "Knights of Labor Facts, information, pictures".

In the late nineteenth century, the Knights of Labor attempted to organize workers of all kinds into a union to improve working hours and . The Knights’ membership collapsed following the 1886 Haymarket Square riot in Chicago

In the late nineteenth century, the Knights of Labor attempted to organize workers of all kinds into a union to improve working hours and conditions for laborers. The Knights’ membership collapsed following the 1886 Haymarket Square riot in Chicago. By 1886 the American Federation of Labor (AFL), an alliance of skilled workers’ trade unions, was growing.

The workers on strike demanded an eight-hour workday, at a time when 60-hour . The Knights of Labor had its influence plummet, an. .

The workers on strike demanded an eight-hour workday, at a time when 60-hour workweeks were common. The company locked out the workers and hired strikebreakers, a common practice at the time. The Haymarket Riot resonated in American life for years, and there is no doubt it set back the labor movement. The Knights of Labor had its influence plummet, and its membership dwindled. At the end of 1886, at the height of the public hysteria following the Haymarket Riot, a new labor organization, the American Federation of Labor was formed. Eventually, the AFL rose to the forefront of the American labor movement.

Examines the early history of America's labor movement in the nineteenth century, particularly the fight for an eight-hour work day, and its effects on American business and workers.
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