Events 1800-1899

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American Civil War: Connexipedia Article
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Also known as the War Between the States and several other names, this was a civil war in the United States of America in which eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United St...
Australian maritime dispute of 1890: Connexipedia Article
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Was the first of four great strikes that rocked Australasia in the 1890s, which caused political and social turmoil across all Australian colonies and in New Zealand, including the collapse of colonia...
Australian shearers' strike of 1891: Connexipedia Article
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One of Australia's oldest and most important industrial disputes. Working conditions for sheep shearers in 19th century Australia were considered by those in the industry to be less than optimal. In 1...
Bay View Massacre: Connexipedia Article
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A massacre of demonstrators by the Wisconsin National Guard.
Buffalo switchmen's strike: Connexipedia Article
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A strike in August 1892 by railroad workers employed by three railroads in Buffalo, New York.
The Communist League: Connexipedia: Entry in Encyclopedia of Marxism Glossary of Terms
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On the meeting of the Communist League in June 1847.
Cripple Creek miners' strike of 1894: Connexipedia Article
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A five-month strike by the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) in Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA.
Dakota War of 1862: Connexipedia Article
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An armed conflict between the United States and several bands of the eastern Sioux or Dakota.
Donghak Peasant Revolution: Connexipedia Article
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Was an anti-government, anti-yangban and anti-foreign uprising in 1894.
French Revolution of 1848: Connexipedia Article
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One of a wave of revolutions in 1848 in Europe.
General Strike of 1842: Connexipedia Article
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The strike started among the Staffordshire miners and soon spread through the country affecting factories, mills and coal mines from Dundee to South Wales and Cornwall.
Great Railroad Strike of 1877: Connexipedia Article
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Began on July 14 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States and ended some 45 days later after it was put down by local and state militias.
Great Southwest Railroad Strike of 1886: Connexipedia Article
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A strike against the Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific railroads involving more than 200,000 workers.
Greek War of Independence: Connexipedia Article
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War of independence waged by the Greek revolutionaries between 1821 and 1829.
Haymarket affair: Connexipedia Article
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Disturbance that took place on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at the Haymarket Square in Chicago.
Homestead Strike: Connexipedia Article
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A labour lockout and strike which began on June 30, 1892, culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents on July 6, 1892.
Hungarian Revolution of 1848: Connexipedia Article
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One of many revolutions that year and closely linked to other revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas.
Indian Rebellion of 1857: Connexipedia Article
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The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company's army on 10 May, 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon erupted into other mutinies and civilian rebellions l...
International Workers' Day: Connexipedia Article
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A celebration of the social and economic achievements of the international labor movement.
Lattimer massacre: Connexipedia Article
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The killing of 19 unarmed striking immigrant anthracite coal miners at the Lattimer mine near Hazleton, Pennsylvania, on September 10, 1897, by a sheriff's posse.
Leadville Colorado, Miners' Strike: Connexipedia Article
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Occurred as a result of rapid industrialization and consolidation of the mining industry.
London Dock Strike of 1889: Connexipedia Article
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An industrial dispute involving dock workers in the Port of London which resulted in a victory for the strikers and established strong trade unions amongst London dockers.
London matchgirls strike of 1888: Connexipedia Article
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A strike of the women and teenage girls working at a match factory in London.
Merthyr Rising 1831: Connexipedia Article
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The violent climax to many years of simmering unrest among the large working class population of Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales and the surrounding area.
New Orleans general strike of 1892: Connexipedia Article
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A general strike in the U.S. city of New Orleans, Louisiana, that began on November 8, 1892.
Newsboys Strike of 1899: Connexipedia Article
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A youth-led campaign to force change in the way that Joseph Pulitzer's and William Randolph Hearst's newspapers compensated their child labor force.
Nine-Hour Movement: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Was an international workers' attempt to secure shorter working days.
North-West Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
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A brief and unsuccessful uprising by the Métis people of the District of Saskatchewan under Louis Riel against the Dominion of Canada, which they believed had failed to address their concerns for the ...
The Paris Commune of 1871: The View from the Left
Schulkind, Eugene; (Editor)
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For the Left, the Paris Commune of 1871 stands as the first example of the exercise of political power by a working class. Socialists, Communists and Anarchists have all looked to this 72-day revoluti...
Penal transportation: Connexipedia Article
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The deporting of convicted criminals to a penal colony. Examples include transportation by France to Devil's Island and by the UK to its colonies in the Americas, from the 1610s through the American R...
Peterloo Massacre: Connexipedia Article
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The Peterloo Massacre (or Battle of Peterloo) occurred at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000-80,000 gathered at a meeting to demand t...
Pullman Strike: Connexipedia Article
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A nationwide conflict between labour unions and railroads that occurred in the United States in 1894.
Rebecca Riots: Connexipedia Article
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The Rebecca Riots took place between 1839 and 1843 in South Wales and Mid Wales. They were a protest against the high tolls which had to be paid on the local turnpike roads.
Rebellions of 1837: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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The Rebellions of 1837 took place in both Upper and Lower Canada. In lower Canada the rebellion was in large part an expression of a resurgent French Canadian nationalism. By comparison the Upper Cana...
Rebellions of 1837: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian armed uprisings that occurred in 1837 and 1838.
Red River Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
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Name given to the events surrounding the actions of a provisional government established by Métis leader Louis Riel in 1869 at the Red River Settlement in what is now the Canadian province of Manitoba...
Red River Rebellion: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Red River Rebellion (also known as Red River Resistance), a movement of national self-determination by the metis of the red river colony in what is now Manitoba, 1869-70. The inhabitants were continua...
Revolutions of 1848: Connexipedia Article
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A series of political upheavals throughout the European continent. Described by some historians as a revolutionary wave, the period of unrest began in France and then, further propelled by the French ...
Revolutions of 1848 in the German states: Connexipedia Article
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"Germany" at the time of the Revolutions of 1848 was a collection of 39 states loosely bound together in the German Confederation. As nationalist sentiment crystallized into resistance to the traditio...
Saint Louis general strike 1877: Connexipedia Article
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Generally accepted as the first general strike in America, the 1877 Saint Louis general strike grew out of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. The general strike was largely organized by the Knights of...
Scottish Insurrection of 1820: Connexipedia Article
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A week of strikes and unrest, a culmination of Radical demands for reform in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Second International: Connexipedia Article
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Organization of socialist and labour parties formed in Paris on July 14, 1889.
Swing Riots: Connexipedia Article
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A widespread uprising by the rural workers of the arable south and east of England in 1830. The rioters, largely impoverished and landless agricultural labourers, sought to halt reductions in their wa...
Tompkins Square Riot (1874): Connexipedia Article
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On January 13, 1874 police crushed a demonstration involving thousands of unemployed in New York City's Tompkins Square Park.