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Samuel Gompers (1850-1924) was the first president of the American Federation of Labor from 1896-1894, a union that would grow in numbers and power as the Knights of Labor declined. This portrait is signed by Gompers. This item is part…

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For more information on this particular item, visit the document page for Knights of Labor Constitution, 1885 This item is a part of the Forging Bonds of Sympathy: The Catholic Church and the Knights of Labor section. Return to Index of Documents  

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Colorado Knights of Labor march in a July 4, 1887 parade held in the town of Leadeville. This item is part of the background to the Forging Bonds of Sympathy: The Catholic Church and the Knights of Labor section.

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For more information on this particular item, visit the document page for Knights of Labor Local By-Laws, 1880. This item is a part of the Forging Bonds of Sympathy: The Catholic Church and the Knights of Labor section. Return to Index of Documents

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This 1886 engraved photograph shows several of the founders of the Knights of Labor. From left: William Cook, James S. Wright, R.C. Macauley, James M. Hilsee, Robert W. Keen, and Joseph Kennedy. The framed portrait in the center of the image is of…

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For more information on this particular item, visit the document page for "Adelphon Kruptos" ritual book, ca. 1880 . This item is a part of the Forging Bonds of Sympathy: The Catholic Church and the Knights of Labor section. Return to Index of…

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For more information on this particular item, visit the document page for Pastoral Letter, 1884 . This item is a part of the Forging Bonds of Sympathy: The Catholic Church and the Knights of Labor section. Return to Index of Documents

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Coal mining became so central to American life that it found its way onto a postcard. This postcard shows pickers getting coal from a waste dump in Pennsylvania. This item is part of the background to the Forging Bonds of Sympathy: The…

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For more information on this particular item, visit the document page forLetter to Terence Powderly, September 29, 1878. This item is a part of the Catholics and Politics: Forging Bonds of Sympathy: The Catholic Church and the Knights of Labor…

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For more information on this particular item, visit the document page for Cornelius Cotter Letter to Terence V. Powderly, April 3, 1882 . This item is a part of the Forging Bonds of Sympathy: The Catholic Church and the Knights of Labor section.…

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