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American Experience | Truman and Abusing Power: Actions Against Striking Workers | PBS

Duration: 02:28
Program: American Experience #2400
Broadcast Date: Nov. 1, 2011

When a new wave of striking unions shut down industries, Truman threatened to draft strikers into the army. "It was as high-handed, as unconstitutional, a measure as imaginable," says biographer David McCullough. "But he meant it."

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Post Date: November 4, 2011