Life on the Mississippi - Chapter 15: The Pilots' Monopoly

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Life on the Mississippi - Chapter 15: The Pilots' Monopoly
New Pilots undermining the Pilots' Association.—Crutches and Wages. —Putting on Airs.—The Captains Weaken.—The Association Laughs. —The Secret Sign.—An Admirable System.—Rough on Outsiders. —A Tight Monopoly.—No Loophole.—The Railroads and the War.
 

A discussion of a rather short lived but very powerful union of riverboat pilots. This is a brief sketch of their formation and development and the demise of the industry.

 

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