Attempt to Burn Camden Depot

Railroad detective Allan Pinkerton's history of the strike emphasized the unruliness of the mob and the threat of foreign, anarchist, and communist influences on American labor. Here, his illustration shows the rioters' attempt to burn down Baltimore's Camden Station during the 1877 railroad strike.

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Attempt to burn Camden Depot, Baltimore.

About this Document

  • Source: Strikers, Communists, Tramps and Detectives
  • Author: Allan Pinkerton
  • Publisher: G. W. Carleton & Co.
  • Published: London
  • Date: 1878