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The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912
Topic: MemoryTopic: ProgressTopic: PeopleTopic: PowerTopic: Empire
Topic: Power: Taming the Octopus
Toolbox Overview: The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912
Resource Menu: Power
Text 1. Images of the Octopus, five cartoons
Text 2. Standard Oil
Text 3. The Octopus in the West
Text 4. The Populist Party Platform [Omaha Platform]
Text 5. The Pullman Strike
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Text 6. Jack London, South of the Slot
Text 7. The Boss and the Reformer
Text 8. Images of Big City Politics
Text 9. Social Policy: Social Darwinism vs. the Social Gospel
Text 10. Theodore Roosevelt, The New Nationalism
Text 11. African American Strategies
Text 12. Women and Power

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5.  The Pullman Strike, 1894
- Richard T. Ely, excerpt, "Pullman: A Social Study," Harper's Magazine, February 1885
- Statement of the Pullman Strikers, in Report and Testimony on the Chicago Strike of 1894 (U.S. Strike Commission), 1895, excerpts
- Reply of the Pullman Company, in Report and Testimony . . . , 1895, excerpts
- Daniel De Leon, "A New Era," The People, editorial, 22 July 1894 (PDF)

    Pullman Co., 1893
Pullman Co., 1893

Length: 18 pages total

Online Sources "Pullman: A Social Study": Dr. John W. Reps (emeritus), Dept. of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University

Strikers' statement & Pullman reply: History Matters

"A New Era": National Humanities Center


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