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Blood on the Tracks by Cecelia Holland
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Jun 28, 2011

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Blood on the tracks tells the story that will not be found in most history books. It is the story of the bloody railroad strike of 1877. Although the strike was short lived, it served as the precursor for labor relations in the United States. The strike was spurred by the railroads imposing a ten percent salary cut on the labor force and a heavier work load. At the time, the railroad bosses were making a large majority of the profit produced by the rail system -mostly on the backs of the labor force.

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