Pullman strike mirrored many of our modern woes

SALISBURY — Author Jack Kelly will discuss his new book, “The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, The Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America,” on Thursday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m. at The White Hart as part of the series sponsored by the inn, Scoville Memorial Library and Oblong Books and Music.

In a phone interview on Thursday, Jan. 17, Kelly said he picked the 1894 Pullman strike in part because it’s a compelling story.

“It’s got a beginning, middle and end, and great characters.”

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