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Activity 1: Background

There are two Background activities. The first provides an overview and short history of the recurring conflicts between labor and management  from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  This puts the contentious labor-management relations in the copper mining industry in Bisbee into perspective.  The second activity is in two parts - World War I and the Russian Revolution. Students will have a better understanding of the motives of the strikers and the vigilantes who were reacting to these two major historic events.

1A.  Labor history
1B.  World War I and Russian Revolution