The Great Railroad Strike of 1877
Getting started: Vocabulary for the study of labor history
The following words are some basic terms, people and events related to the rise of Big Business and organized labor in the United States. Use your texts, dictionaries and any other resources to determine their meanings. Write the information in your own words, so that you can understand how they are related to the labor movement. Put the information in your notebooks, as instructed by your teacher. As you complete your research, add to the list any other related terms or events unfamiliar to you.
division of labor
Panic of 1873
rank and file