THE RIVER RAN RED
The 1892 Homestead Steel Strike—An Uprising That Became History
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The story of the bloody 1892 Homestead strike is told in eloquent words and images.
Industrialism’s smokestacks and soot, mud streets and tenements, are shown in gritty photographs and expressive illustrations. Gaunt-faced work gangs dressed in rough-and-ready overalls contrast sharply with formal portraits of the titans of industry, who all seem stuffed a bit too tightly into their three-piece suits. But objectivity is served as participants on all sides of the dispute—Henry Clay Frick, Andrew Carnegie, the strike leaders—explain exactly why they are willing to die for their principles. Narrated by Blair Brown.
8 and up
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