Read text book Chapters 7 & 8 pgs. 97-125
Jama Lazerow, “Power and Respectability: The Knights of Labor”
For the first time, during the late nineteenth-century, organized labor unions are beginning to survive immense outside pressures, whether they be economic depressions, anti-unionism, or even state violence.

A significant change was the introduction of strong leadership. Discuss the role that leadership played in establishing and maintaining labor unions from approximately 1880-1900.

How did this strong leadership manifest itself into political action?

Other than survival, what were the major successes and failures of organized labor during this period?

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