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Capital and Labor
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The making of money pits laborers against the forces of capital as the 20th century opens. Miners organize into unions and make their stand against the quintessential money man of the day, J. Pierpont Morgan.
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Capital and labor at the end of the 19th century.


The Anthracite Strike.


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The elections of 1896 and 1900 both featured a race between presidential candidates McKinley and Bryan. In 1896, the big issue was the monetary standard; while by 1900, imperialism had taken over as the key national issue.

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