Throwback Thursday: Carnegie Steel and the Deadly Homestead Strike

By Michael Messina

The steel magnate Andrew Carnegie had a booming business in the late 1800s and wanted to keep it that way. But questionable methods in the hiring of Henry Frick and his ruthless implementation of a 12-hour work day, six days a week did not sit well with the workers. That meant a strike, hired guns, death, and ultimately regret on the part of a pro-labor businessman in Carnegie.  

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