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During the heroic Pullman strike and boycott of 1894, a young Methodist minister defied the conventions of company-town self-censorship by writing this searing expose of the dictatorial and penny-pinching regime of multimillionaire George M. Pullman. That the Rev. Carwardine suffered immediate exile from his Pullman church suggests how deeply threatened the giant railroad manufacturing and operating company was by his plainly written book. Filled with appreciation for meaningful details of the everyday lives of diverse workers with common problems, and with a balanced admiration for the leadership of Eugene V Debs, The Pullman Strike vividly shows how a great experiment in industrial unionism like the American Railway Union could arise. Aware of the vast power and ruthlessness of the Pullman Company, Carwardine also suggests why the union was unable to prevail.
From the Back Cover of a Print Edition
Pullman was built as a company town on the edge of Chicago to turn out sleeping cars.
In the prettified tenements that fooled passing journalists, hungry workers crowded five families to a faucet. After severe wage cuts by the Pullman Company during the recession of 1893, the workers joined Gene Debs’ American Railway Union and struck. A Pullman preacher, the Rev. William Carwardine, spoke up on their behalf and detailed the conditions of their lives in this book of 1894. “Never did men have a cause more just,” he said “and never did corporation with equal pretenses grind men more unmercifully.”