Labor Revolt in Alabama: The Great Strike of 1894

By Robert David Ward; William Warren Rogers | Go to book overview
Save to active project

chapter 5
Violence and a Quieter Note

As the second regiment of the Alabama state troops began to assemble for its muster at the newly christened Camp Forney at Ensley, plans were laid by the striking miners to show their disapproval of the governor's intervention. On May 25, when it was learned that Sheriff Morrow had requested troops and that Governor Jones had agreed to send them, a mass meeting was called for the following day in Birmingham. Detective Vallens, reporting the news of the proposed gathering to the governor, felt that the meeting was "called at the instigation of some politicians who desire to show their sympathy for the miners in order to catch their vote--it will have no good effect on the situation. . . ."1

On May 26, almost 1,000 miners assembled at Pratt City in mass meeting. Although they discussed the questions raised by the intervention of the state troops, they contented themselves with passing a resolution criticizing Sheriff Morrow in calling

-86-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Labor Revolt in Alabama: The Great Strike of 1894
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 178

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?