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For more information on this particular item, visit the document page for Letter to D.J. Foley, June 6, 1882; Letter to Archbishop James Gibbons, June 8, 1882 . This item is a part of the Forging Bonds of Sympathy: The Catholic Church and the Knights…

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For more information on this particular item, visit the document page for "Women's Work" Broadside, 1887 . 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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After the Knights of Labor legalized the admittance of Women in 1880, the union created a Committee on Women's Work. The Committee chose Leonora Barry (1849-1930), an Irish immigrant, one-time teacher, and former factory worker, to serve as a…

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The Knights were unusual in that they accepted people of all trades, and that they encouraged workers of a variety of occupational backgrounds to work together toward the improvement of all workers. This inclusive attitude aimed at including all…

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For more information on this particular item, visit the document page for Letter to T.V. Powderly, October, 21, 1886 . 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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John Keane (1839-1918) was born in Ireland, and immigrated to the U.S. with his family when he was seven years old. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1866 in Baltimore. In 1878, Keane was appointed Bishop of Richmond. He also served as first…

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For more information on this particular item, visit the document page for Terence V. Powderly Letter to Frederick Turner, April 24, 1885 . This item is a part of the Forging Bonds of Sympathy: The Catholic Church and the Knights of Labor section.…

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Frederick Turner (1846-?) was born in England, and emigrated to the U.S. at age 10. He learned the trade of goldbeating, and in 1873, he organized the goldbeaters of Philadelphia into a local assembly of the Knights of Labor. Throughout the 1880s,…

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For more information on this particular item, visit the document page for Pastoral Letter from the Archbishop of New York, November 27, 1886 . This item is a part of the Forging Bonds of Sympathy: The Catholic Church and the Knights of Labor section.…

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Michael Corrigan (1839-1902) was Archbishop of New York from 1885 until his death. This portrait is from a memorial mass card. This item is part of the background to the Forging Bonds of Sympathy: The Catholic Church and the Knights of…
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