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THE EDGE OF ANARCHY The Railroad Barons, The Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America

by | Read by Traber Burns

History • 11.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Narrator Traber Burns enthusiastically brings listeners into the world of the Pullman sleeping car empire. The focus is on the 1894 conflict between business magnate George Pullman and railroad workers' unions, led by socialist activist Eugene Debs. During the worst economic depression in America to date, Pullman's decision to substantially reduce wages while expecting employees to pay the high costs of living in company towns greatly aggrieved workers. Burns's switch from a straightforward delivery to a staccato intonation when reciting direct quotes from primary sources is jarring. Nonetheless, his deliberate pacing enhances the author's abundant research on these events, including the federal government's ordering of military troops, marches to Washington, blacklisted employees, and union participation by female seamstresses. M.J. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2019]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9781982564797 $34.95 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781982564810 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781982564827 $19.95

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9781982564780 $100.00 • Nine CDs

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