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    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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    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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    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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    the Ripper, because “Jack was a sexual predator with a sadistic fancy for mutilation” who left his victims to be discovered in the streets of London, whiles Holmes saw profit in the bodies of his victims (Segel). This is what makes Holmes so much more interesting than other serial killers and what could separate a movie about him from other movies about serial killers. The investigation and trial of H. H. Holmes was a true battle between good and evil which brings more interest to his case.…

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    twelve-hour shift with the promise of higher wages. Carnegie also claimed, the final decision would be the most beneficial for both parties. 4) The homestead Strike of 1892 was one of the most bitter disagreement in the History of U.S. labor. Management and labor had been locked in negotiation for several months and the lack of improvements led Frick to close the mill and locked out 3,800 men. Frick also built a twelve-food fence that stretched for over three miles, and was guarded by Deputy…

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    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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    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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    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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    Henry Clay Frick was labeled as a robber baron. Frick was born to a farming family in western Pennsylvania and received little formal education (Encyclopedia of World Biography). His grandfather was a wealthy miller and distiller and Frick became bookkeeper for his grandfather's businesses at age 19 (Encyclopedia of World Biography). Frick was knowledgeable of the potential value of coking coal deposits for the developing steel industry (YourDictionary). With financial help from relatives and…

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    This episode was mostly based on the partnerships, and the hate that Carnegie and Fricke had started. Carnegie started out as a young man and worked for Tom Scott. Tom grows a strong relationship with Carnegie and makes him head management over the railroads in the west with him. There plan is to build a bridge over the Mississippi River to connect the East and West. He couldn't figure out anything that would hold such a big bridge like that, until he discovered metal. He was building the bridge…

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