>be america barely 100 yeaes ago

>be america barely 100 yeaes ago
>companies were hiring police to commit driveby shootings on trains agaimst their workers if they tried to unionize

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >1910
    >100 years ago
    based moron

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      He said barely 100 years ago.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >WOOOOOOOOOOOOW 1910 WAS 113 YEARS AGO NOT 100 YOU STUPID GODDAMNED FRICKTARD

        Barely 100 years implies less than or only just 100 years ago thoughbeit

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >WOOOOOOOOOOOOW 1910 WAS 113 YEARS AGO NOT 100 YOU STUPID GODDAMNED FRICKTARD

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      He said barely 100 years ago.

      >WOOOOOOOOOOOOW 1910 WAS 113 YEARS AGO NOT 100 YOU STUPID GODDAMNED FRICKTARD

      [...]
      Barely 100 years implies less than or only just 100 years ago thoughbeit

      Autism

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I do actually have autism howeverabouts

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Now consider that wealth disparity is WORSE than it was in Gilded Age.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://finance.yahoo.com/news/super-richs-wealth-concentration-surpasses-gilded-age-levels-210802327.html?guccounter=1

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >The West Virginia mine wars era began with the Cabin Creek and Paint Creek strike of 1912–1913.[1] With help from Mary "Mother Jones" Harris Jones, an important figure in unionizing the mine workers, the miners demanded better pay, better work conditions, the right to trade where they pleased (ending the practice of forcing miners to buy from company-owned stores), and recognition of the United Mine Workers (UMW).[2]

    >The mining companies refused to meet the demands of the workers and instead hired Baldwin-Felts agents equipped with rifles to guard the mines and act as strikebreakers.[2][1] After the Agents arrived, the miners either moved out or were evicted from the houses they had been renting from the coal companies, and moved into coal camps that were being supported by the Union.[1] Approximately 35,000 people lived in these coal camps.[1]

    >A month after the strike began, hostilities began with the arrival of the Baldwin-Felts Agents who provoked the miners.[1] Socialist Party activists began supplying miners with weapons: 6 machine guns, 1,000 rifles, and 50,000 rounds of ammunition.[1]

    >On September 1, 1912, approximately 6,000 unionized miners from across the Kanawha River crossed the river and declared their intent to kill the mine guards and destroy the company operations.[1] Due to this threat, the mining companies deployed additional armed guards and awaited the miners' attack.[1] Consequently, the Governor proclaimed martial law to be in effect on September 2, 1912, seizing 1,872 rifles, 556 pistols, 6 machine guns, 225,000 rounds of ammunition, and 480 blackjacks – as well as large quantities of daggers, bayonets, and brass knuckles.[1]

    >On May 19, 1920, a shootout in Matewan, West Virginia, between agents of the Baldwin-Felts and local miners, who later joined the United Mine Workers of America, sparked what became known as the Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest insurrection in the United States since the American Civil War.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >By August 29 the battle was fully underway. Chafin's men, though outnumbered, had the advantage of higher positions and better weaponry. Private planes were hired to drop homemade bombs on the miners. A combination of poison gas and explosive bombs left over from World War I were dropped in several locations near the towns of Jeffery, Sharples and Blair. At least one did not explode and was recovered by the miners; it was used months later to great effect as evidence for the defense during treason and murder trials. On orders from General Billy Mitchell, Army bombers from Maryland were also used for aerial surveillance. One Martin bomber crashed on its return flight, killing four of the five crew members

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Based as frick, I'm glad we've entered a second Gilded Age with similarly disruptive monopolies that are intentionally depressing wages and bribing the frick out of congress to not break them up. I hecking love gigacorporations my fellow IQfyners 😉

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You should read about the west virginia coal wars. Shit is insane.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    So? Now we have no economy outside of delivering pizzas and walking dogs.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You should start working on weekends

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Deliver pizza and walk dogs
      >Have an economy 50% bigger than the next-largest
      Wtf America is too powerful pls nerf

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Based, bring it back

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It already is. And (You) aren't invited.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      They do this in the 3rd world still, it’s not like it ever went away it’s just that now companies like Amazon will have their employees wear diapers instead as a humiliation ritual instead of allowing them to go to the bathroom when they need to.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    There are existed something called the Esau scrip where a women would go into debt if her husband could not work. This cpuld be used to redeem items from copany shops. If they failed to pay of this debt the women were forced into postitution

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yup, and now we have to deal with moronic socialists claiming this was the evil of capitalism despite this clearly being a use of force to suppress free market forces.

    • 3 months ago
      Alectorios

      Bingo!

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bingo!

      >it wasn't real capitalism!
      You will never have a free market

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Progressive era was full of really idealistic and foolish people who never understood that modern industrial society depends on slave carpenter ants who will work for pennies. You can move them to the Third World as we have done in modern times but it doesn't make them go away.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I guess they didn't care as long as A. Nobody sees it and B. You have black and yellow child slave workers instead of white ones.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    A truly based era ruined by modern "interpretations"

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Truth be told America peaked economically between roughly 1880 and 1912. Starting in the 1910s the economy became steadily more parasitic and the Depression started a terminal decline. Since WWII the biggest source of jobs and tech innovation has been defense contractor rather than private initiative.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        A truly based era ruined by modern "interpretations"

        Despite their name, progressives were regressive and they thought the ideal America was the one of the early 19th century when men were hardy pioneers and industry was small and barely above the shop level. They thought they could legislate the world of 1820 back into existence, never mind that even in those times there were labor strikes, child workers, and awful working conditions, just on a far smaller scale.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    and unions armed people and attacked back. It was fair

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why are 19th century America (excluding civil war) threads so rare

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Here's where your sweat pants came from. It may not be white girls in the South making clothing like it was in 1910, but it's still girls in a sweatshop somewhere but they're 7,000 miles from you, are brown, etc so it's ok.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Blair mountain was kino

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