Essays Tagged: "Knights of Labor"

Question: Analyze the impact of any TWO of the following on the American industrial worker between 1865 and 1900. Government actions Immigration Labor unions Technological changes

abor Unions were the National Labor Union, organized in 1866, the Colored National Labor Union, the Knights of Labor, and the American Federation of Labor. Although these unions targeted different por ... f industrial disputes and the eight hour workday. They were able to win the eight hour workday. The Knights of Labor, an esoteric, clandestine, group, campaigned for economic and social reform. They w ...

(4 pages) 18843 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Essay about American Industrialization About a page long

for as little as 25 cents per day. (See Document 4) Workers organized into labor unions such as the Knights of Labor and the American Federation of Labor. Under these labor unions, workers fought for ...

(1 pages) 59 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Failed Farm and Labor Organizations in the Late 19th Century

rs, ethnic and racial tensions, and employer, and government and public hostility.The leader of the Knights of Labor, Terence Powderly, believed that the best means of organization was pooling a mass ... s of organization was pooling a mass membership from unskilled and skilled workers. He stated, "The Knights of Labor extended the hand of fellowship to all mankind." Document A mentions the Haymarket ...

(5 pages) 52 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

What is a labor union?

ined a foothold and were eventually recognized and accepted in the work force.As the unions such as Knights of Labor 1869 and American Federation of Labor 1886 attained power, the overall conditions o ...

(4 pages) 210 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Populist Party.

r and there was over production of farm goods, the farmers and others such as green backers and old knights of labor became involved in the Populist Party in the 1890's. Before this Oliver Kelley had ...

(3 pages) 43 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

All About Organized Labor

d to help out with the protests to make much of a difference anyways. Different groups, such as the Knights of Labor and the Socialists, died out due to their lack of unity in representing labor inter ... suffering and sacrifices." Strikes, such as the one at Haymarket Square in 1886 that killed off the Knights Of Labor, and Pullman's Strike in 1894 that led to the arrest ofEugene Debs, weakened the im ...

(2 pages) 39 1 2.3 Mar/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Labor Movements During The Gilded Age

e labor movements emerged from political corruptions was the "American Federation of Labor" (AFL), "Knights of Labor", "Congress of Industrial Organizations" (CIO), the "Farmers' Alliance", and the "P ...

(2 pages) 45 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Analyze the impact of various events on the American Industrial worker between 1865 and 1900.

orking hours to make working easier.C. One of the most well known labor unions of this time was the Knights of Labor.1. Uriah Stevens founded the Knights of Labor in 1869.2. The Knights of Labor were ... d.(a) They achieved a membership of over 750,000.(b) However, in the Haymarket Square incident, the Knights of Labor were blamed for the bomb thrown into the crowd.(c) The Knights of Labor officially ...

(3 pages) 77 0 3.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

American Early Labor Unions

this was a problem because many workers were divided among themselves by nationalities and race.The Knights of Labor was one of the first large unions to form in America. It was mainly composed of man ... ne of the first large unions to form in America. It was mainly composed of many smaller unions. The Knights were focused on bringing all the workers including blacks, women, and immigrants into one la ...

(5 pages) 93 0 4.3 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Gender Role of Women in Society

unionize inorder to combat declining pay and status, their leaders often ignored female workers.The Knights of Labor, established in 1869, was the first large-scale national laborfederation in the Uni ... mid-1880s after a series of successful strikes. Stressing equal payregardless of sex or color, the Knights relied heavily on the organizing efforts of women such asthe beloved widow, Mary Harris Jone ...

(5 pages) 71 0 3.5 Mar/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

The Effects of Organized Labor on the Position of the Worker

Homestead Strike of 1892.As a result of the rise of wage slavery, many different unions such as the Knights of Labor, National Labor Union, and American Federation of Labor developed to help improve t ... Thus, support for organized labor fell along with a decrease in union memberships. For example, the Knights of Labor, along with many anarchists who promoted violent overthrow of government, gathered ...

(4 pages) 69 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Labor's Response to Industrialism

the first to take actions against industrializationThe very first workers organization called the "knights of labor" began in 1869, they campaigned for an 8 hour day, safe working conditions, compens ... nditions, compensation for jobs injuries and equal paid for both men and womenThe guy who opens the knights of labor allowed immigrants, women and blacks to join the unionsIn 1881, an important union ...

(1 pages) 476 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers

UNIONS VS INDUSTRIAL CAPITALISM

d as evidenced by the legislative change brought fourth by the American Federation of Labor and the Knights of Labor.The American publics opinion during the late 19th century was marked by mistrust an ... nst the business world and the government.Labor unions started to be formed in the late 1800's. The Knights of Labor worked to help bring about the 8-hour workday. The American federation of Labor wor ...

(4 pages) 41 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Progressivism vs. Populism

government due to their lack of protection of the farmers. The Alliance eventually banded with the Knights of Labor to form the Populist Party. Their main stance as a party was to allow the unlimited ...

(2 pages) 29 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How Successful Was Organized Labor in improving the positions of workers in the period from 1875 to 1900?

gradually decreasing due to labor unions while the wages were increasing. Labor groups such as the Knights of Labor and the AFL emerged seeking better rights of labors. The U.S government also passed ... many things in the United States from 1875-1890. Labor unions which evolved during this period are Knights of Labor and AFL some private as well as some non private unions. These unions went to a gre ...

(6 pages) 67 0 3.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > The Great Depression

How successful were labor unions or organized labor?

workers to do the same tasks. That factor as well as wage cuts and panics led to more strikes. The Knights of Labor's failed when conflict emerged between skilled and unskilled workers. Also, the exc ... clusion unskilled labor by the American Federation of Labor gave them succeeding advantage over the Knights of Labor since skilled labor was harder to replace and valued to a great extent. The AFL had ...

(3 pages) 42 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

U.S. History - Populism Study Notes

atform? Did the People's Party achieve any success?some Farmer's Alliance members and some from the Knights of Labor formed the People's Party (aka the Populists)-called for the unity of all working p ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers

Unions Undermined

igrants with little or no education and could not even speak English. The earliest labor union, the Knights of Labor, tried to amalgamate the labor by extending membership to all workers but the Knigh ... nal and local leaders. The failed strike against the southern railroad system in 1886 tarnished the Knights' reputation. Consumer and producer cooperation fizzled and the policy of accepting black wor ...

(5 pages) 25 1 5.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Craft Unions Compared to Industrial Unions: Which is more effective?

ed workers but also minorities, and women. One of the first prototypes of industrial unions was The Knights of Labour which gained popularity starting in 1885. It sought to unify workers and opposed i ... craft unionism and recruited black workers as well. Just like craft unions, at the local level the knights focused on the grievances workers had with employers, and educating members. Also like craft ...

(8 pages) 39 0 3.0 May/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

America Post Revolutionary War

ortly after.In 1869 a secret society was started by Uriah Stephens, which would soon be know as The Knights of Labor. This new leader in organized labor held class above race or gender. Along with sup ... labor held class above race or gender. Along with supporting all of the same topics as NLU had, the Knights advocated restrictions on child labor, limitations on immigration, and government ownership ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2013

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History