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Haymarket Riot

(1886) An outbreak of violence in Chicago, USA. A protest at the McCormick Harvester Works culminated in a riot in which 100 people were wounded and several died. Eight ...

Haymarket Riot

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Cynthia Gwynne Yaudes

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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...Bibliography Avrich, Paul . The Haymarket Tragedy . Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1984. Classic leading original history of the riot. Green, James . Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement, and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America . New York: Pantheon, 2006. Re-creates the story of the Haymarket Riot, including new information and placing it within the context of the race and class tensions that defined the Gilded Age. Roediger, David , and Franklin Rosemont , eds. Haymarket Scrapbook . Chicago: Charles H....

Haymarket Square riot

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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History
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70 words

... Square riot ( 1886 ) An outbreak of violence in Chicago, USA. A protest at the McCormick Harvester Works culminated in a riot in which 100 people were wounded and several died. Eight anarchists were convicted of incitement to murder, and four were hanged. The international sympathy aroused for the accused led Governor John P. Altgeld to pardon the survivors on the grounds of judicial prejudice and mass...

Haymarket Riot

Haymarket Riot  

(1886)An outbreak of violence in Chicago, USA. A protest at the McCormick Harvester Works culminated in a riot in which 100 people were wounded and several died. Eight anarchists were convicted of ...
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 ...
riot

riot  

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The definition of a riot varies across different cultures and different periods. When the revolutionary Russian audience stormed the stage to acclaim the sentiments of Stanislavsky's Dr Stockmann in ...
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 ...
Looking Backward, 2000–1887

Looking Backward, 2000–1887  

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A utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, published in 1888.
Thomas Holcroft

Thomas Holcroft  

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(1745–1809)Successively stable‐boy, shoemaker, actor, radical activist, and author. He was largely self‐educated, a militant atheist, and believed fervently in man's capacity for self‐improvement. ...
Michael Heseltine

Michael Heseltine  

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(b. Swansea, 21 Mar. 1933)British; Secretary of State for Environment 1979–83, Defence 1983–6, Environment 1990–2, Trade and Industry 1992–5, Deputy Prime Minister and Lord Privy Seal 1995–7; Baron ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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), ...
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 ...
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 ...
Lloyd, Henry Demarest

Lloyd, Henry Demarest   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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...in his native New York City moved to Chicago to serve as an editorial writer on the Tribune ( 1873–85 ) but turned his whole attention to independent fighting against monopolies and to muckraking. These ideas and his practical experience defending men convicted in the Haymarket Riot and Debs in the Pullman strike lay behind his Wealth Against Commonwealth ( 1894 ). Later works praised social and industrial reforms in England in Labour Copartnership ( 1898 ), in New Zealand in A Country Without Strikes ( 1900 ), and in Switzerland in A Sovereign...

Riots, Urban.

Riots, Urban.   Reference library

Paul A. Gilje

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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...workers battled militia imported from Philadelphia. Other confrontations rooted in labor unrest occurred at Haymarket in Chicago in 1886 ; at the Carnegie steel mill in Homestead, Pennsylvania, in 1892 ; and in various cities during the Pullman strike and boycott of 1894 . Several cities experienced rioting during streetcar strikes around the turn of the century as urban workers rallied to support exploited streetcar employees. Race riots continued as well. Collective violence directed against African Americans broke out sporadically in the North in...

Riots, Urban

Riots, Urban   Reference library

Paul A. Gilje

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

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2013

...battled militia imported from Philadelphia . Other confrontations rooted in labor unrest occurred at Haymarket Square in Chicago in 1886 ; at the Carnegie steel mill in Homestead, Pennsylvania , in 1892 ; and in various cities during the Pullman strike and boycott of 1894 . Several cities experienced rioting during streetcar strikes around the turn of the century when urban workers rallied to support exploited streetcar employees. Race riots continued as well. Collective violence directed against African Americans broke out sporadically in the...

riots

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Jim Davis

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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Performing arts, Theatre
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... Riots in and related to theatres have been common in European and American theatres for many centuries, although Marc Baer complains that ‘the term riot has been over-used by theatre historians’. Nevertheless, in England riots were frequent during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Politics, raised prices, abolition of privilege, xenophobia, feuds between actors were among the causes. Some riots, as in the 1730s, were politically motivated, but Covent Garden witnessed a violent response to its attempts to raise prices in 1736 , while footmen...

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