Pullman strikers outside the Arcade Building
Pullman strikers outside the Arcade Building


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Link to The Pullman Strike for an overview from Illinois History Magazine (1994)


The Parable of Pullman from the Illinois Labor History Society gives a brief overview of the Pullman Strike.

The True Story of How One Man Shut Down American Commerce to Avoid Paying His Workers a Fair Wage from Think Progress (2014).


The Origins of Labor Day, PBS (September 2, 2001)



Illinois Central Railroad freight and coal cars damaged during Pullman Strike riots
Illinois Central Railroad freight and coal cars damaged during Pullman Strike riots


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The Pullman Strike of 1894, has a lesson plan organized around primary documents from The History Project, University of California Davis

Letters on the Pullman Strike

The Great Railway Strike of 1894, Library of Congress


Pullman Sleeping Car Porter
Pullman Sleeping Car Porter

George Pullman
George Pullman

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Eugene Debs


Eugene Debs, 1907
Eugene Debs, 1907

Quill_and_ink.pngEugene V. Debs biography

primary_sources.PNG"Socialism is the Only Remedy:" An Interview with Eugene V. Debs, Woodstock Jail, June 26, 1895
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Eugene Debs Got 1 Million Votes for President—As Convict Number 9653, The Progressive (November 2, 2016)