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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.

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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.
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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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We will look at two documents with different perspectives on the Homestead Strike.
  • We are going to decide why these documents offer such different accounts of the strike

And

  • Which account is more believable
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