In 1896, unions were struggling for fair wages in the mining industry. Rapid consolidation under eastern corporations brought significant power to mine owners. The owners were moving to crush the unions. 261 more words
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Those were the days when the courageous trader matched his endurance against the elements, and ventured his frail ship against the unknown seas. Today trade is in the hands of lily-livered, avaricious misers with many titles and little honor, sordid robber barons with frock coats, front pews and unnatural carnal appetites.