Conflicts and Compromises: Pittsburgh’s Labor History

Industrialization and Immigration

With industrialists such as Carnegie and Frick calling Pittsburgh home and the fast pace of the area’s industrialization, it is no wonder that Western Pennsylvania has been the site of many nationally important strikes and labor negotiations. Students will use archival materials, historic photographs, and museum artifacts to explore stories of the Homestead Strike and labor disputes in the local glass industry.

Grades: 8 – 12
Program Length: 1.5 hours
Attendance: 1 – 3 classes require a minimum 2-hour visit. 4 – 6 classes require a minimum 3.5-hour visit.
Cost: $8 per student

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Please note that not all programs are available for all grades. Please refer to the Experience History Programs guide for more information.

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