Saturday, November 07, 2015


Herriman Saturday

Tuesday, October 20 1908 -- Samuel Gompers, famed labor leader and liberal activist, is demonized by the Republicans, who say he is a hypocrite. Seems that his magazine, The Federationist, accepted a couple of advertisements from a Standard Oil subsidiary. This, says the Republicans, was his way of accepting bribes from Rockefeller.As far as I can tell, this argument, which seems like a pretty far stretch, gained no traction among Gompers' admirers.


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