How Did the Perceived Threat of Socialism Shape
the Relationship between Workers and their Allies in the
New York City Shirtwaist Strike, 1909-1910?


      This project focuses on the relationships among strikers, the strike's wealthy women supporters, and socialist activists during the 1909 New York garment workers strike, commonly known as the "Uprising of Twenty Thousand."  The project examines the tensions between socialist women and wealthy allies over language, participation, and credit.  These documents illustrate cross-class alliances, as well as cross-class debates.


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