Cotton Pickers’ Strike

Colored Cotton Pickers and the Farmers Alliance

"Ordered Not To Work For Less Than $1 A Day"

Measure Proposed For Benefit of Agricultural Workers

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One Response to Cotton Pickers’ Strike

  • Editor says:

    The Alliance movement were organizations of farmers’ clubs, most of which had sprung up during the bad times of the late 1870s.  The alliances conceived of themselves as agents of social and economic reform.  The alliances all agreed that agricultural prices were too low, that transportation costs were too high, and that something was radically wrong with the nation’s financial system.