The Stillwater Tragedy

by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

The Stillwater Tragedy, first published in 1880, is set in a small New England manufacturing town whose tranquility is disturbed first by the murder of one of its prominent citizens followed soon thereafter by a general strike of all the trades-unions. As the story develops, Richard Shackford, the murdered man's nephew, finds himself inextricably caught up in both these events. (Summary from


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