After the Battle of Homestead:
Counting the Dead and Criminalizing the Strikers
The Archives Service Center holds original materials regarding the battle
of Homestead in the form of coroner's inquest papers and minute
book entries from various unions. Examples of these documents
can be viewed below. The results of the coroner's inquest
was to blame the event on unlawful assembly by the steelworkers.
A generally available publication on the Battle of Homestead
is The River Ran Red: Homestead 1892.
(Demarest, David Jr., ed. University of Pittsburgh Press,