1877: Year of Violence
A meeting of working men in the open air at the new City Hall was largely attended. The paper reported that 10, had shown up at the meeting. An anti-Chinese faction went on a rampage. The mass of the throng dispersed towards their homes, but several hundred banding together, proceeded to the corner of Geary and Leavenworth streets, which is occupied by a two-story frame building, containing a Chinese laundry and fruit store on the ground floor and the residence of a family above. The crowd attacked the Chinese place, broke the street lamps and set the building on fire.
On their way they attacked and cleaned out a number of Chinese wash houses. By the time they reached Dupont street they numbered or On July 24 a group of businessmen headed by William T. Coleman organized the Committee of Public Safety. Coleman asked the federal government for help. He decided it would be too dangerous to issue the guns to the 6, men who had volunteered to quell the riots. Most of these men got armed with pick handles and gained the name of the Pick-Handle Brigade. On July 25 more Chinese wash houses were broken into.
Nonetheless, resentment lingers. More troubling to some has been Mr.
Great Railroad Strike of 1877
Bellesiles as provocation. Scott McLemee, an essayist, wrote on Inside Higher Ed, an online publication found at insiderhighered.
Marc Favreau, Mr. His unwillingness to issue a mea culpa, however, has had the effect of preventing others from forgiving and forgetting. Tell us what you think. Please upgrade your browser. See next articles.
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