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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 77

6. Frederick T. Wilson, Federal Aid in Domestic Disturbances. 1787-1903, 57th Cong., 2nd Sess., Senate Document No. 209 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1903). (394 p.)

History of the use of federal troops to enforce laws in various states, beginning with the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794 and ending with a miners’ strike in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in April and May 1899. The topics encompass a wide variety of incidents, including opposition to the fugitive slave law, ante-bellum turmoil in Kansas, Reconstruction, labor strikes, disturbances in the western territories concerning Native Americans and Chinese laborers, and railroad disruptions. A third of the monograph is taken up with documents related to the incidents described in the text. A 37-page index appears at the end of the monograph.