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A Biography of America

Industrial Supremacy – Key Events

1860

Knights of Labor founded

1875 - 1876

Armour and Swift begin Chicago meatpacking

1877

Widespread railroad strikes in “Great Uprising of 1877”

1878

Edison Electric Light Company founded

1879

Carnegie begins steel production

1886

Haymarket riot in Chicago

American Federation of Labor founded

1890

Chicago meatpacking is world’s greatest concentration of capital and labor

1906

Sinclair publishes The Jungle

Units