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Published on Dec 17, 2016
This is Part Two of six segments comprising an overview of labor union history in the United States. Covering the period from the Civil War through the 1890s, this segment discusses the attempts to form a national labor union movement and some of the violent clashes between working people and those opposing unions. (Length 17:07)
Topics include: The National Labor Union The Great Upheaval of 1877 The rise and fall of the Knights of Labor The American Federation of Labor The Haymarket Massacre The Homestead strike The Pullman Strike