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A moving story of love and human struggle; a faithful account of the watershed event in U.S. labor history; a layered and dynamic revelation of late 19th century Chicago, and of a handful of remarkable individuals who fought and some who died for human dignity as an inalienable right.

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A historically faithful first novel that brings to life late nineteenth-century Chicago and a handful of remarkable individuals who were willing to dedicate and ultimately give up their lives for what they believed in: human dignity for every person. On the night of May 4, 1886, during a peaceful demonstration in Haymarket Square in Chicago, a dynamite bomb was thrown into the ranks of police trying to disperse the crowd. The officers immediately opened fire, killing a number of protestors and wounding some two hundred others. At a time of bitter class war and a groundswell of working-class radicalism, the Haymarket Riot produced a wave of hysteria across the nation, leading ultimately to the trial and hanging of the leaders of the anarchist/socialist movement. Albert Parsons was the best-known of those hung; "Haymarket is his story. Lucy Gonzalez was the outspoken black woman with whom he fell in love. The novel tells the story of their lives together, of their growing political involvement, of their colorful circle of "co-conspirators"--immigrants, radical intellectuals, journalists, advocates of the working class--and of the events culminating in bloodshed.

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A stunning historical novel built around the 1886 clash that shook the country.

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On the night of May 4, 1886, during a peaceful demonstration of labor activists in Haymarket Square in Chicago, a dynamite bomb was thrown into the ranks of police -trying to disperse the crowd. The officers immediately opened fire, killing a number of protestors and wounding some two hundred others.

Albert Parsons was the best-known of those hanged; Haymarket is his story. Parsons, humanist and autodidact, was an ex-Confederate soldier who grew up in Texas in the 1870s, and fell in love with Lucy Gonzalez, a vibrant, outspoken black woman who preferred to describe herself as of Spanish and Creole descent. The novel tells the story of their lives together, of their growing political involvement, of the formation of a colorful circle of "co-conspirators"-immigrants, radical intellectuals, journalists, advocates of the working class-and of the events culminating in bloodshed.

More than just a moving story of love and human struggle, more than a faithful account of a watershed event in United States history, Haymarket presents a layered and dynamic revelation of late nineteenth-century Chicago, and of the lives of a handful of remarkable individuals who were willing to risk their lives for the promise of social change.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583226186
Author:
Duberman, Martin
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Bombings
Subject:
Anarchists
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Haymarket Square Riot, Chicago, Ill., 188
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Trials (Anarchy)
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
February 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 336 pages Seven Stories Press - English 9781583226186 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A historically faithful first novel that brings to life late nineteenth-century Chicago and a handful of remarkable individuals who were willing to dedicate and ultimately give up their lives for what they believed in: human dignity for every person. On the night of May 4, 1886, during a peaceful demonstration in Haymarket Square in Chicago, a dynamite bomb was thrown into the ranks of police trying to disperse the crowd. The officers immediately opened fire, killing a number of protestors and wounding some two hundred others. At a time of bitter class war and a groundswell of working-class radicalism, the Haymarket Riot produced a wave of hysteria across the nation, leading ultimately to the trial and hanging of the leaders of the anarchist/socialist movement. Albert Parsons was the best-known of those hung; "Haymarket is his story. Lucy Gonzalez was the outspoken black woman with whom he fell in love. The novel tells the story of their lives together, of their growing political involvement, of their colorful circle of "co-conspirators"--immigrants, radical intellectuals, journalists, advocates of the working class--and of the events culminating in bloodshed.
"Synopsis" by ,
A stunning historical novel built around the 1886 clash that shook the country.
"Synopsis" by , US
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