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Homestead STRIKE . We are going to practice the skills of SOURCING CLOSE READING CORROBORATION While looking at different accounts of one of the most violent strikes of the time. . Homestead Timeline.

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Homestead strike
Homestead STRIKE

We are going to practice the skills of

  • SOURCING

  • CLOSE READING

  • CORROBORATION

    While looking at different accounts of one of the most violent strikes of the time.


Homestead timeline
Homestead Timeline

  • Andrew Carnegie (robber baron, captain of the steel industry) owned a steel mill in Homestead, PA, near Pittsburgh

  • Union at the steel mill, the Amalgamated Association (AA), formed and won a couple of early strikes

  • Homestead was run by Henry Clay Frick whose goal was to break the union.


Homestead timeline1
Homestead Timeline

  • When the union’s contract was up in 1892, Frick refused to break the union

  • When the union’s contract was up in 1892, Frick refused to negotiate a new contract and locked workers out.

  • Frick hired the Pinkerton Detectives to provide security and break the strike

  • When the Pinkerton’s tired to enter the mill, there was conflict. The conflict lasted for 14 hours and left 16 people dead.

  • The strike lasted four more months until the union gave in. Frick succeeded in breaking the union.



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