"The Bonds of Unity": Some Further Reflections

  • Gregory Kealey
  • Bryan Palmer

Abstract

To write the history of the Knights of Labor is an impossibility. Its history was the history of the day in which it moved and did its work. I am aware that some young men fresh from college have tried to write the history of the organization but they failed. They applied logic and scientific research; they divided the emotions, the passions, and feelings of the members into groups; they dissected and vivisected the groups; they used logarithms, algebraic formulas, and everything known to the young ambitious graduate of a university. T.V. Powderly
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Debates