"We will have bread or blood. We will wade up to our waists in blood before we leave."
Strikers in Pittsburgh during the 1877 Great Uprising, the nationwide railway strike that began on July 14 that year in Martinsburg, W.Va. after railroad workers were hit with their second pay cut in a year. In the following days, strike riots spread through 17 states. The next week, federal troops were called out to force an end to the strike.