1) How did the Homestead lockout and strike of 1892 impact the labor movement of the late-19th century? In your response, please define the ideas of laissez-faire and social Darwinism as they specifically relate to this event.

2) In what ways does this strike symbolize the growing frustrations between labor and management during the Gilded Age?  In your response, please discuss the struggle for control over the workplace–in particular, the rights that the working classes believed they deserved, and management’s contrary attitude toward those perceptions.

3) Since this event occurred during America’s transition into an industrial society, how did it’s outcome affect working conditions in the United States over the course of the next century?  In other words, what consequences of this struggle between management and labor can we still see today?

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