The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America

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The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America

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May 2019

ISBN: 9781250128867

This epochal tale offers fascinating portraits of two iconic characters of the pinnacle of the Gilded Age. George Pullman, who amassed a fortune by making train travel a pleasure, thought the model town that he built for his workers would erase urban squalor. Eugene Debs, founder of the nation 's first industrial union, was determined to wrench power away from the reigning plutocrats. The clash between the two men 's conflicting ideals pushed the country to what the U.S. Attorney General called "the ragged edge of anarchy. "

Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white maps, photographs, and reproductions.

 
  • ISBN: 9781250128867
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: St. Martin's Press (Adult)
    Page Count: 320
    Trim Size: 9 1/4" x 6"
    Genre: Nonfic
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