From 1880 to 1894 Pullman, a neighborhood in the south part of Chicago, was a utopic industrial community founded by George Pullman, who made expensive sleeping cars for trains. For the fist years it was a success, regularly winning awards for being one of the best places to live in the U.S. But Pullman ran it as a despot and when, in 1894, he lowered the wages, a large-scale protest broke out and had to be broken up by the military. The Government looked into the legality of the town and deemed it un-American.

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