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THE MASSES AND THE MILLIONAIRES

THE MASSES AND THE MILLIONAIRES

The Homestead Strike

While Andrew Carnegie is in Scotland hunting pheasant, angry workers at his Homestead, Pennsylvania steel mill shout, "Birds can't shoot back, but we will." Dramatizing a sorry chapter in America's labor movement, this reenactment highlights the deadly 1892 confrontation between Homestead union steelworkers and Carnegie's mill manager, the implacable Henry Clay Frick. Bloodshed ensues when Frick shuts down the mill, and Pinkerton guards and strikers open fire on each other, leaving dead and wounded on both sides. Frick prevails, the strike is broken, and the strikers learn a bitter lesson: Unions can't win against private armies. Grades 7 and up. Color. 26 minutes. Learning Corporation of America.
This Title is part of the Series: THE SHAPING OF THE AMERICAN NATION

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