Saving Pere David’s Deer

The unusual Père David’s Deer was saved from extinction only by the presence of a single captive herd in the Emperor of China’s private garden.

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Pere David’s Deer, Oklahoma City Zoo

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The Homestead Steel Strike

By the 1890s, the United States, which had been a largely agricultural society, had been transformed into a rapidly-expanding industrial powerhouse, with factories and mills sprouting up in every urban area. The US became a lopsided economy, with a small handful of super-rich making immense profits from a great mass of poorly-paid and ill-treated immigrant workers. The result was a series of strikes and industrial warfare, which came to a head in Pittsburgh PA.

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Bost Building Museum, Pittsburgh PA

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