Knights of Labor Assemblies, 1879-1889 (ICPSR 29)

Published: Dec 1, 2009

Principal Investigator(s):
Jonathan Garlock, University of Rochester

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This data collection provides information on the characteristics of almost 12,000 Knights of Labor Assemblies in the United States, Canada, and other nations for the period 1879 to 1889. Information is provided on the location of each assembly in the United States and Canada, their dates of origin, occupational categories and status, annual membership, the racial, sex, and ethnic composition of local assembly members, the population in 1880 and 1890 of the geographic location of local assemblies, and the last date in existence of local assemblies.

Garlock, Jonathan. Knights of Labor Assemblies, 1879-1889. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-12-01.

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1879 -- 1889

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Knights of Labor Assemblies mainly in the United States and Canada in the period 1879 to 1889.

(1) Journal of United Labor, 1880-1889, (2) Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Knights of Labor Annual Convention, 1879-1889, and (3) Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1886

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2009-12-01 Page 120 was omitted from the original online codebook. The entire codebook has since been rescanned to include the missing page.

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