The Pullman Boycott. A Complete History of the Great R.R. Strike 1894 W. F. Burns ~ Labor Activism ~ Eugene V Debs ~ American Railway Union


Title: The Pullman Boycott. A Complete History of the Great R.R. Strike.

Author: W. F. Burns

Description: Teal cloth with gilt lettering on spine and black and gilt stamped front cover. Shows general wear. Inner hinges have been archivally repaired. Pages toned, but clean. Front matter is edge-chipped (having been loose prior to restoring). A few pages have chipped corners. Frontispiece portrait of Eugene V. Debs. pp. vi, 318. Scarce.

A contemporaneous perspective on the Pullman Strike of 1894, published within a few months of its conclusion. The author states in the introduction that he had worked in the railroad industry since boyhood and was currently employed as a switchman. His stated purpose in writing this book was to provide a corrective to the biased accounts of the Associated Press, which largely reflected the opinions of George M. Pullman and his General Managers. The account is critical of the subsidized press, the federal courts (controlled by capitalist interests), President Cleveland with his ties to the legal firms representing Pullman, and the role played federal troops. It gives some background on the establishment of the American Railway Union. The statements and testimony of President Cleveland, Eugene V. Debs, Illinois governor John Altgeld, and many others involved in the conflict, as well as in the investigative commission set up in August, are extensively quoted.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: The McGill Printing Co.
Place: St. Paul
Year: 1894

Keywords: Pullman Strike, railroad, railway, Eugene V. Debs, American Railway Union, labor, history, labor activism, union strike,

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