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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations  

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(AFL-CIO)The main US labour federation. The name results from the amalgamation in 1955 of two associations, the AFL representing mainly craft unions, and the CIO representing mainly industrial ...
Chicago

Chicago  

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Theatre dates back to the earliest days of the city when, in 1837, Harry Isherwood and Alexander McVicker transformed a tavern into a playhouse. By the 1860s new theatre buildings ...
Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman  

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(1869–1940)Anarchist activist, born in Lithuania. She campaigned in the USA for workers' rights, birth control, and other causes. She was deported to Russia in 1919 and in 1931 published her ...
Haymarket Trials

Haymarket Trials   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Law

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2004
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The explosion of a bomb during a labor rally in Chicago’s Haymarket Square on May 4, 1886, exacerbated tensions

Haymarket Affair

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Richard Schneirov

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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(1886).

On 1 May 1886, workers throughout the United States struck to win the eight-hour day. On 4 May...

Haymarket Riot

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Cynthia Gwynne Yaudes

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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 In Chicago's Haymarket Square on 4 May 1886, an anarchist-led demonstration took place to spark awareness of American workers' struggles. In spite of its peaceful protest, the crowd was ... More
industrial relations

industrial relations  

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The relations between the management and workforce of an enterprise, particularly bargaining through trade unions. This mainly concerns pay, hours and conditions of work, fringe benefits, security of ...
industrialization

industrialization  

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The process of change from a basic agrarian economy to an industrialized one. It was first experienced by Britain in the Industrial Revolution and at much the same time in the New England states of ...
Knights of Labor

Knights of Labor  

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A US industrial trade union, founded in 1869 at a tailors' meeting in Philadelphia. By 1879 it was organized on a national basis, with membership open to all workers. Its goals were reformist rather ...
labour law

labour law  

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In its broadest sense, the legal regulation of work: the areas of law that regulate the relationship between workers and their employers, between employers and employee organisations (trade unions), ...
Looking Backward, 2000–1887

Looking Backward, 2000–1887  

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A utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, published in 1888.
Riots, Urban.

Riots, Urban.  

From the Colonial Era to the late twentieth century, groups of people in American cities have expressed their grievances or enforced their collective will through the use or threat of ...
William Dean Howells

William Dean Howells  

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(1837–1920),American novelist and friend of H. James. He was editor of the Atlantic Monthly (1871–81) and associate editor of Harper's Magazine (1886–91), to which periodicals he contributed many ...

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