The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

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The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 by Mind Map: The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

1. rail travel and commerce was brought to a halt

2. people protest railroad econimc injustices leading to police and protestor clashes

3. 50 people died with $40 million in property damages

4. National Guard created

5. Principles of Poverty written by Henry George

6. steep wage cuts following the 1873 Depression

7. unsafe working conditions

7.1. train track deaths within communities

7.2. fires from stray locomotive sparks

7.3. long hours with very few benefits