Saturday, June 19, 2010

battle of homestead

PostMuse sent this card from a People's History series and writes that she has had "some very heated responses from very conservative folk who find the in-your-face 'socialism' a bit too much." She adds, "I rather like that heat." The Battle of Homestead was a major labor dispute which, in the end, crushed attempts to unionize the steel industry in Pittsburgh until the 1930's. Henry Clay Frick, acting for Andrew Carnegie, locked out the workers and brought in the Pinkerton men to smash resistance. Socialism always seems to be in the eye of the beholder.