Pennsylvania's Coal and Iron Police

Pennsylvania's Coal and Iron Police

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Pennsylvania's Coal and Iron Police ruled small patch towns and industrial cities for their coal and iron company bosses from 1865 to 1931. Armed with a gun and badge and backed by state legislation, the members of the private police force were granted power in a practically unspecified jurisdiction. Set in Pennsylvania's anthracite and bituminous regions, including Luzerne, Schuylkill, Westmoreland, Beaver, Somerset, and Indiana Counties, at a time when labor disputes were deadly, the officers are the story behind American labor history's high-profile events and attention-grabbing headlines. Paid to protect company property, their duties varied but unfortunately often resulted in strikebreaking, intimidation, and violence.... the Special Collections Department of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1UP ); Clyde Middleton, Roger Philpot, Lisa ... Charles Greene from Princeton University; Daniel Zyglowicz and Ryan LaQuay, California University of Pennsylvania;anbsp;...

Title:Pennsylvania's Coal and Iron Police
Author:Spencer J. Sadler
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2009-10-28


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