Formal Essay#1:Homestead 1892
For this paper,you will assume a role as a community leader
in Homestead in 1892, Your task is to write a 3-4
page(Times New Roman,12pt.font,1” margins)documented essay advising the workers
in your community either to strike or to keep working. This is a persuasive
essay and you are attempting persuade workers to adopt a particular course of
This essay is being written in the first person(I,we,us}
Some factors to consider as you development your argument:
What were the working and living conditions of the mass of
unskilled workers in the town.
How was the industry changing and how did these changes
What were the major issues at stake in the strike?
Were the interests of Carnegie and his workers at
necessarily at odds or did they have shared interests?
How successful had similar strikes been? What role did the
government at that time play in similar strikes?
Draw on course readings and quality websites indentified by
the previous we biography that was previously submitted for this course.
Cite sources using the MLA format. Although I am the voice
of a community leader still need to draw on primary and secondary sources.