My da|ra Login

Detailed view

metadata language: English

Knights of Labor Assemblies, 1879-1889

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, aggregate data, survey data
  • Garlock, Jonathan (University of Rochester)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
industry; Knights of Labor; labor (work); labor history; labor organizers; labor strikes; labor unions; nineteenth century; occupations; Powderly, Terence V.; Stephens, Uriah S.; union membership; work environment; workers
  • Abstract

    This data collection provides information on the characteristics of almost 12,000 Knights of Labor Assemblies in the United States, Canada, and other nations for the period 1879 to 1889. Information is provided on the location of each assembly in the United States and Canada, their dates of origin, occupational categories and status, annual membership, the racial, sex, and ethnic composition of local assembly members, the population in 1880 and 1890 of the geographic location of local assemblies, and the last date in existence of local assemblies.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1879 / 1889
    Time period: 1879--1889
Geographic Coverage
  • Canada
  • Global
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Knights of Labor Assemblies mainly in the United States and Canada in the period 1879 to 1889.
Collection Mode
  • The data maps are provided as ASCII text files, and the codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.

2009-12-01 Page 120 was omitted from the original online codebook. The entire codebook has since been rescanned to include the missing page.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 29 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Ansell, Christopher K., Joseph, Antoine. The Mass Production of Craft Unionism: Exploring Workers' Solidarity in Late Nineteenth-Century France and America. Politics and Society.26, (4), 575-602.1998.
    • ID: 10.1177/0032329298026004006 (DOI)
  • Conell, Carol, Voss, Kim. Formal Organization and the Fate of Social Movements: Craft Association and Class Alliance in the Knights of Labor. American Sociological Review.55, (2), 255-269.1990.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Oestreicher, Richard. Urban Working-Class Political Behavior and Theories of American Electoral Politics, 1870-1940. Journal of American History.74, (4), 1257-1286.1988.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Garlock, Jonathan. The Knights of Labor Data-Bank. Historical Methods Newsletter.6, (4), 149-160.1973.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Garlock, Jonathan (1984): Knights of Labor Assemblies, 1879-1889. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.