Knights of labor

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a secret organization whose professed purpose is to secure and maintain the rights of workingmen as respects their relations to their employers.

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This misleading characterization of the Knights of Labor points to an even deeper problem with this important work.
The Noble Order of the Knights of Labor was established in Philadelphia, Pa.
Evans and Boyte argue that black churches, female reform societies, visionary unions like the Knights of Labor and agricultural cooperatives constituted "settings between private lives and large-scale institutions' where people could talk over their ideals and grievances and learn how to build a movement.
Three factions within the labour movement made use of religious rhetoric (craft unions, the Knights of Labor, and the Central Labor Union).
How dominant were these values in the Western mining and lumber camps where first the Knights of Labor and then the Wobblies took hold?
Leo's attitude had been informed by conversations with American church leaders, since the United States had a major labor movement, the Knights of Labor, linked to the Catholic church.
Although accused of socialism, many Catholics championed the labor movement and organized societies such as the Knights of Labor and the Catholic Worker movement to ensure justice for the working classes.
others will dispute Schneider's treatment of the Knights of Labor and their relationship to the fledgling AFL.
The Knights of Labor was established as a national organization at its first general assembly.
Part 2 begins with Robert Weir's chapter "When Friends Fall Out: Charles Lichtman and the Role of Personality in the Knights of Labor.
However, controversy with another national labor body, the Knights of Labor, created the conditions for a true national federation of trade unions to emerge in 1886-the American Federation of Labor.
In Workingmen's Democracy, Leon Fink has shown how the Knights of Labor depended on the mobilization of ethnic and racial communities for much of their success.