Women Leading a Mob in Baltimore

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. He also emphasized the role of women in inciting the conflict. Here, his illustration shows women leading a mob against the police during the 1877 railroad strike in Baltimore.

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Women leading a Mob in Baltimore.

About this Document

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