Pinkerton National Detective Agency

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  • Similarities Between Jane Addams And The Hull House

    Pinkerton National Detective Agency- This was the biggest law enforcement group in the world, created by Allan Pinkerton in 1850. Businesses hired the Pinkerton Agency to infiltrate unions, supply guards, keep strikers and suspected unionists out of factories, and recruit groups of criminals to intimidate workers. The state of Ohio was so scared of the Pinkerton Agency that it ended up banning the organization. In the Devil in the White City, the Pinkerton Agency infiltrated union plans and stopped strikers. They also tried to find the evidence of Dr. Holmes’s crimes. F. Samuel Gompers and the A.F.L.- He was an english labor union leader who was born in 1850. He was the president of the American Federation of Labor. The AFL was a national federation of labor unions in the United States. It supported the idea of shorter hours and higher wages. In the Devil in the White City, Samuel Gompers advocates for a change between the workers and their bosses. He wants to fix and get rid of the harsh conditions that the workers are working in. He really fights for getting paid more and working less due to how difficult…

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  • Industrial Strikes In The Knights Of Labor's Case

    laborers to unionize into the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers (AAISW). Carnegie wanted to cut wages because he wanted to put all his support to his general, Frick, who would repress the unions if they got out of hand. Henry C. Frick who proposed the wage cut idea to Carnegie, was also put in charge of shutting down mills if workers disobeyed Frick’s terms. Workers could not accept Carnegie’s decision to decrease wages thus workers refused to work and The Steel factory was…

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  • Inciting Event

    opportunity of her life when Holmes offers her a secretary job at his hotel referred to as 'The Castle'. Concurrently, the city fathers of Chicago are making sure the fair goes on without scandal. To accomplish this Mayor Harrison and police Commissar Brennan comes to an agreement that they shall handle all crime in a prudent manner and keep the newspapers out of it. Being that both are aware of that scandals or failures to keep the populous under control would severely hurt their future…

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  • Business Relationship Between Andrew Carnegie And Henry Clay Frick

    not going to back down either. They had felt they were being handed a raw deal and would not tolerate it. It seems from the text though, the workers were more anxious to go to war than Frick. Frick was prepping, but the union workers were instigating. It is understandable that the workers were on edge after the “lockout”. Their high suspicions of Frick and Potter’s actions may have well fed into the elevated situation. In personal opinion, their tense reaction to everything, i.e. checking…

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  • Laissez Faire And Social Darwinism

    In 1892, corporations and business’ were booming due to recent transitions into an industrial society. The transcontinental railroad was allowing nationwide interaction and corporations were ascending. With the ideology of laissez-faire and social Darwinism, the government was not intervening with any inequalities of the time. Business’ were taking complete advantage and workers suffered severely long work days with little profit. Besides few, farmers were struggling due to high tariffs, crop…

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  • Meet You In Hell Analysis

    Social Conditions in “Meet You In Hell” Les Standiford’s 2005 “Meet You In Hell” biography of two men, Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick, recalls the events after and before the bloody incident that occurred on July of 1892. The incident involving the steelworkers and Pinkerton, so called detectives, from the steel manufacturing plant in Homestead Pennsylvania came to be known as “the deadliest clash between workers and owners in American labor history” (Standiford, 28). After the dust had…

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  • The Impact Of Andrew Carnegie And The Gilded Age

    Carnegie paid his workers $1.81 a day for 10 hours a day. Even though this is somewhat good for during the Gilded Age, Carnegie was making $92,000 a day. Carnegie didn’t even bother to give the workers a raise even though he was making that much money (Document I). Carnegie also had trouble with his workers striking during his career. Carnegie refused to listen to what the workers wanted to say and he brought in temporary workers until the other workers decided that they weren’t going to get…

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  • Homestead Lockout And Strike Analysis

    big business, which pushed important issues to state and local governments. It has allowed the federal government to refuse a role in the economy and in society. However, the government tends to regulate for the sake of regulating, not responding to market forces or to any counter force, typically making policies that reduce and end businesses. According to the website “Battle of Homestead,” John Bullion of Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church said that workers had a right to request permanent…

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  • J. P. Morgan's The Gospel Of Wealth

    Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-born American industrialist who gained great wealth in the steel industry before turning into a major philanthropist. His family moved to America to seek better economic opportunities. He started out working in a cotton factory as a boy and then rose up the latter of command through time. By his early thirties he was already well off and realized he wanted change. In 1901 he sold his company to J.P. Morgan for $480 million dollars and devoted himself to…

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  • Andrew Carnegie: Heroes Of The Gilded Age

    Reading about Andrew Carnegie I got to learn more about the Gilded Age as well as the American Society during the time. Coming from a small house in Scotland to making 23 million dollars a year, Carnegie made the American dream a reality. Growing the steel industry to being bigger than any other company, Carnegie provided jobs and built foundations off his industry. Doing this Carnegie believed in Social Darwinism and felt that the working class was meant to stay poor. Underpaying his workers…

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