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   Henry Clay Frick and the Carnegie Steel Company

Page entitled : The Homestead Strike

Content of this page is about :
The Homestead strike, violence of the workers against the Pinkerton guards and strike breakers, intervention of the National Guard and an attempt at Henry Frick's life


Extract :
... deploy within the carefully fortified plant, a courtesy of Mr Frick’s foresight which earned it the ironic nickname of “Fort Frick”, they would probably have stood their chance against the workers’ army. But they never made it past the pier and after a night and a day under constant fire, the Pinkerton guards were ready to surrender.  ...

 

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