The seal of the Knights of Labor. This union during the Gilded age was the first large national union. They were very inclusive towards american born citizens, but were discriminatory towards immigrants.
Reconstruction Era: The ruins of Richmond, Virginia after the American Civil War, newly freed African Americans voting for the first time in 1867, Office of the Freedmen's Bureau in Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis Riots of 1866
Ever heard of the Battle of Blair Mountain? Federal troops were called against 13,000 miners. | Upworthy | April 29, 2015 | "The WVA mine wars are critical to understanding the history of the labor movement in the US. The Battle of Blair Mtn was & still is the most violent labor confrontation in history, in which union-spting coal miners fought agnst local govt & a coal cmpy-funded militia, eventually involving the US Army." Click to read & share the full article.