Sunday, 5 July 2015


Gustavus Myers – History of Great American Fortunes – 1909

Episode #18 – Continued reading of History of Great American Fortunes by Gustavus Myers. Includes Part III, Chapter II: A Necessary Contrast. Who Is Really Behind the Curtain In America? Covert Manipulation of Government. The Railroads Reign From 1845 to 1890. The Terrible Conditions of the Masses. Going On Strike a Crime. First Labor Strike in America in 1803. The Magnificent Slum Populations. From Sunrise to Sunset: the Twelve, Fourteen, and Sixteen Hour Workday. The Myth of the “Good Old Days” In America. Agitation For the Ten Hour Workday in 1825. Churches and Newspapers Assail The Labor Strikes. A Plea to Congress is a Plea to Their Exploiters. The Manufacturing of Money: An Enormous Injustice. Militia Used To Break Strikes. Breaking Up Labor Unions On Conspiracy Charges. Labor Unions Become Powerful in the 1840’s. Centralization of Labor Power Renders Them Vulnerable to Corruption. Bribes to Labor Leaders. Rigging Elections. Abolition of Slavery Harmonious With Large Factory Owners in the North. Transformation of the Government in the 1880’s. Robber Barons Seize Direct Control of the Senate, Push Out Their Middlemen. U.S. Senate Known As the “Millionaires’ Club.” Seventeenth Amendment Requires Popular Vote of Senators, Passed in 1913. Some Corruption Rooted Out of the Senate. President of Sugar Trust Testifies to Congress: We Finance Both Parties. Republicans & Democrats Were Always Bought and Paid For. Presidential Campaign Donations in 1920: $10,000,000.


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