How Did Cross-Class Alliances Shape the 1910 Chicago Garment Workers' Strike?

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Abstract

Introduction

CONDITIONS OF IMMIGRANT WOMEN WORKERS

Document 1: "Mass Meeting at the Hull House," 29 September [1895]

Document 2: Elias Tobenkin, "The Immigrant Girl in Chicago," 6 November 1909

Document 3: Katharine Coman, "A Sweated Industry," January 1911

NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS OF THE STRIKE

Document 4: "Hart, Schaffner and Marx Face Strike; Employes in Revolt Against Wage Cut," 11 October 1910

Document 5A: Thomas A. Rickert, "Hart, Schaffner & Marx Employes Rally to Union: Both Sides Given," 12 October 1910

Document 5B: Milton A. Strauss, "Hart, Schaffner & Marx Employes Rally to Union: Both Sides Given," 12 October 1910

Document 5C: Ben Olin, "Hart, Schaffner & Marx Employes Rally to Union: Both Sides Given," 12 October 1910

Document 5D: Robert Dvorak, "Hart, Schaffner & Marx Employes Rally to Union," 12 October 1910

Document 6: "45,000 Will Strike," 27 October 1910

Document 7: "Society Women Act as Pickets," 31 October 1910

Document 8: "Child Leads Strikers in Charge Upon Police," 3 November 1910

Document 9: "Garment Workers and Clothing Firm Agree to Arbitrate," 5 November 1910

Document 10: Nellie M. Zeh, "The Girl Striker — A Prophecy," 21 November 1910

ALLIES AND LABOR RECORD STRIKE EVENTS

Document 11: Robert Dvorak, "The Chicago Garment Workers," December 1910

Document 12: "Chicago at the Front," January 1911

Document 13A: "Holding the Fort," February 1911

Document 13B: "The Girls' Own Stories," February 1911

Document 14: Women's Trade Union League of Chicago, Official Report of the Strike Committee, Chicago Garment Workers; Strike, October 29, 1910-February 18, 1911

Document 15: Alice Henry and Miles Franklin, "Why 50,000 Refused to Sew," 1911

Document 16: "Extracts from the Minutes of the Chicago Federation of Labor, November 6, 1910-February 19,1911

Document 17: Caroline A. Lowe, "Solidarity Among Women as Shown by the Garment Workers' Strike in Chicago," August 1911

Document 18: United Garment Workers of America, Proceedings of the Seventeenth Convention, 1912

IMPLICATIONS FOR LABOR'S FUTURE

Document 19: Raymond Robins to Mary Dreier, 4 February 1911

Document 20: Robert Dvorak, "The Garment Workers Strike Lost: Who Was to Blame?" March 1911

Document 21: [John E. Williams], "The Russian Jew in American Industry," 23 August 1913

Document 22: A.D. Marimpietri, "From These Beginnings: The Making of the Amalgamated," 1928

Document 23: Jane Addams, "Immigrants Under the Quota," November 1929

Document 24: Bessie Abramowitz Hillman, Speech on Jane Addams, March 1960

Document 25: Bessie Abramowitz Hillman and Catharine Williams, "Jane Addams and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America," [1960]

Document 26: "Is Hull House Doomed?" 15 March 1961

Document 27: "House of Labor: Famed Hull House in Chicago to be Saved for Future," 15 September 1963

IMAGES OF ACTIVISM

Image 1: Bessie Abramowitz, c. 1910

Image 2: "Mrs. Raymond Robins Addressing Strikers at Pilsen Park," 21 November 1910

Image 3: "Every Day Sights in Chicago," 30 November 1910

Image 4: "Youthful Girl Striker Who Sold ‘Strike Extras,’" 23 November 1910

Image 5: "Scenes in the Monster Parade of the Chicago Garment Strikes When Nearly 50,000 Workers Were in Line," 12 December 1910

Image 6: Frank Hazenplug, "Is This an Even Bargain?" 1911

Image 7: Funeral Procession for murdered striker, 7 December 1910

Image 8: "Who Do the Police Work For?" January 1911

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