The Pullman Strike of 1894

9 01 2014

AS: This new BackStory podcast should be of interest to historians of capitalism.

“Pullman, Illinois, was meant to be the perfect capitalist utopia. Built by railroad magnate George Pullman to house his workers, it was touted as a secure, healthy environment that would ensure worker’s happiness, and avoid labor strife. But it didn’t quite work out that way…
Listen to our interview with historical archaeologist Jane Baxter, who tells the story of Pullman’s failed experiment:http://bit.ly/1a21zA8. And hear more in our special web extra exploring the archaeology of the town itself: http://bit.ly/1egKRPZ.

Image: Pullman Prior to the Strike of 1894, courtesy Northern Illinois University.

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