Labor Revolt in Alabama: The Great Strike of 1894

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CHAPTER 1
1.
A major study of the Alabama strike has never been made. C. Vann Woodward in his Origins of the New South ( Baton Rouge, 1951), 266- 67 gives a brief resumé to illustrate the South's involvement in industrial violence and political reform. A more detailed treatment can be found in Holman Head, "The Development of the Labor Movement in Alabama Prior to 1900" (Master's thesis, Alabama, 1955), 82-106. Martha C. Mitchell, "Birmingham: Biography of a City of the New South" (unpubl. diss., Chicago, 1946), 128-31, gives a brief account of it.
2.
Geographic and geologic information on the coal fields may be found in Saffold Berney, Handbook of Alabama ( Birmingham, 1892), 403-08, 471-74; A. M. Gibson, Geological Survey of Alabama; Report Upon the Coosa Coal Field ( Montgomery, 1895); Joseph Squire, Geological Survey of Alabama; Report on the Cahaba Coal Field ( Montgomery, 1890); and Ethel Armes, The Story of Coal and Iron in Alabama ( Birmingham, 1910), passim.
3.
A brief treatment of this early period is in George M. Cruickshank , A History of Birmingham and its Environs, 2 vols. ( New York,

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 7
  • Preface 9
  • Chapter 1- Early Efforts at Organization 13
  • Chapter 2- Unionization, Political Revolt and Panic 30
  • Chapter 3- The Strike Begins 59
  • Chapter 4- Violence and State Troops 75
  • Chapter 5- Violence and a Quieter Note 86
  • Chapter 6- Trouble at the Tracks 103
  • Chapter 7- The Miners And Political Protest 118
  • Chapter 8- "The Agony is Over" 130
  • Notes 139
  • Bibliography 161
  • Index 167
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