Name Primary Source Analysis: The Great Rail Road Strike of 1877



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Primary Source Analysis: The Great Rail Road Strike of 1877


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Allan Pinkerton, "Mendicant Tramps," 1878


The document below comes from the hand of Allen Pinkerton, the founder of a national detective agency widely known for thwarting labor organization and breaking strikes. Just before the Great Strike of 1877, Pinkerton's agency helped destroy the Molly Maguires, an organization of Irish-American coal miners in eastern Pennsylvania that resorted to intimidation, violence, and murder when their legal efforts to better their conditions of work and life were rebuffed. Pinkerton was also a vocal critic of the Great Strike of 1877.




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