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Junior Order United American Mechanics. Harmony Council #23 (Cheswold, Del.)


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Records of the Junior Order United American Mechanics Harmony Council, No. 23 Cheswold, Delaware

Identifier: MSS 0286
Abstract The United American Mechanics was founded in Philadelphia in 1845 under the name Union of Workers. It began as a nativist workingmen's organization to fight against labor pressure from increasing immigration populations, specifically the Irish, Germans, and Roman Catholics. In 1853 a junior branch of the organization was founded. The Junior Order defined its objectives as promoting the interests of Americans by shielding them from the economically depressing effects of foreign competition,...
Dates: 1895-1898