Tag Archives: Terence Powderley

Matthew Maguire

Matthew Maguire – a machinist from Paterson, New Jersey – was usually secretary of the organizations he joined and rarely appeared on the front line of the agitation he supported. If he stood on the platform, he was likely to … Continue reading

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The Noble and Holy Order of the Knights of Labor

In the early 1880s, in parallel to the activities of the Irish Land League and the emergent political parties, but not disconnected from them, lay a similarly turbulent range of activities within the trade union movement. The Noble and Holy … Continue reading

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The Irish Land League movement

The Irish National Land League was established in late 1879 with the republican and Fenian Michael Davitt as the prominent founder, and Charles Stewart Parnell, a radical, but parliamentary-oriented, aristocratic MP, as its President. The principal purposes were the reduction … Continue reading

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