These are the oil well derricks in Titusville, Pennsylvania, established in 1859 by Edwin Drake. What is the name of Drake's former boss, who first discovered the burning properties of petroleum in the 1850's?
|D)||Charles F. Brush|
This man became known not only for shrewd consolidation of Standard Oil but also his fantastic wealth. Who is he?
|D)||John D. Rockefeller|
This Scottish immigrant, along with his associate Henry Clay Frick, went from owning one steelworks in Pittsburgh to dominating the steel industry. Author of The Gospel of Wealth in 1901, he is
|D)||John D. Rockefeller.|
This prolific American inventor is credited with, among other things, the phonograph, the motion picture, and the light bulb. He is
Advisor to the president and the most powerful banker of his age, this man eventually bought Andrew Carnegie's steel interests and merged them to form U.S. Steel. He is
|D)||John D. Rockefeller.|
Which of the following men would most likely agree with the monstrous image of monopoly being promulgated by this cartoon?
Coal mining was grueling work in post-bellum America. What is the name of the union that formed in the 1870s to fight for anthracite coal miners in western Pennsylvania?
|A)||American Federation of Labor|
|B)||International Workers of the World|
|D)||Knights of Labor|
This man succeeded Uriah Stephens as head of the Knights of Labor and vastly expanded its membership to a peak of over 700. Who is he?
Here sit several women delegates to the 1886 national meeting of the Knights of Labor. Which of the following groups was also not excluded from membership in the organization?
Violence erupts during the railroad strike of 1877, which began after the eastern railroads announced a 10 percent wage cut. In all how many people were killed during the wave of violence accompanying the strike?
|A)||less than 10|
This poster promotes the idea of an eight-hour work day, one of the perennial concerns of the labor movement. Which labor organization promised a general strike if the eight-hour day wasn't made law by May 1, 1886?
|B)||Knights of Labor|
|C)||American Federation of Labor|
|D)||American Railway Union|
This man founded the American Federation of Labor. Who is he?
This picture shows immigrants being hired to replace striking workers. Which of the following groups did the AFL try primarily to cater to?
This is the Homestead plant near Pittsburgh, the only major Carnegie plant at which the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers manage to obtain a foothold. Besides Carnegie himself, who made the decisions for management at the time of the 1892 Homestead Strike?
|C)||Daniel De Leon|
|D)||Henry Clay Frick|
In this picture, members of the Pennsylvania militia surround the Homestead plant. What other unorthodox form of policing did management use to put down the Homestead strike?
|B)||Acres of Diamonds|