"What's In a Name," Harper's Weekly, April 10, 1886.
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Credit: Special Collections & Archives, Georgia State University Library

As president of the Knights of Labor, America's largest labor union during a period of great labor activism and unrest, Terence Powdery was a national celebrity who attracted the attention of political cartoonists. Harper's Weekly, published this editorial cartoon of Powderly in April 1886, less than a month before the Knights mobilized the first nationwide strike in American history.

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