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Topics in Chronicling America - The Homestead Strike of 1892

The information and sample article links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in the Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers digital collection (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/). Use the Suggested Search Terms and Dates to explore this topic further in Chronicling America.
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Important Dates:

  • July 6, 1892 A bloody confrontation takes place between the locked out steelworkers and the Pinkertons hired by the Carnegie Steel Company
  • July 8, 1892 An interview with Henry Clay Frick is published
  • July 10, 1892 The Pittsburg Dispatch publishes the workers’ viewpoint
  • July 12, 1892 The Pennsylvania State Militia marches into Homestead
  • July 12-14, 1892 A committee of the US Congress holds hearings in Homestead
  • July 23, 1892 Anarchist Alexander Berkman attempts to assassinate Henry Clay Frick
  • September 30, 1892 Thirty-three steelworkers are charged with treason
  • October 21, 1892 Samuel Gompers visits the Amalgamated Association
  • November 21, 1892 The Amalgamated Association votes to end its restrictions on working at the Carnegie Steel Company

Suggested Search Strategies:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Homestead, Carnegie, Frick, Amalgamated Association, strike, Pinkerton, wage scale
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results; the essential Homestead Strike actions took place between June 23 and November 21, 1892

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