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Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America

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On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded at a Chicago labor rally, wounding dozens of policemen, seven of whom eventually died. A wave of mass hysteria swept the country, leading to a sensational trial, that culminated in four controversial executions, and dealt a blow to the labor movement from which it would take decades to recover. Historian James Green recounts the rise of the first great labor movement in the wake of the Civil War and brings to life an epic twenty-year struggle for the eight-hour workday. Blending a gripping narrative, outsized characters and a panoramic portrait of a major social movement, Death in the Haymarket is an important addition to the history of American capitalism and a moving story about the class tensions at the heart of Gilded Age America.

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James Green is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He grew up outside of Chicago and now lives with his family in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400033225
Subtitle:
A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America
Author:
Green, James R.
Author:
Green, James
Publisher:
Anchor
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
History
Subject:
Labor movement
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions.
Subject:
Haymarket square riot, chicago, ill., 1886
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Midwest
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Gilded Age
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
history;labor;chicago;anarchism;19th century;labor history;unions;gilded age;us;cities
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070313
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
56 ILUSTRATIONS
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.02x5.17x.80 in. .82 lbs.

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