Chicago Anarchists on Trial: Evidence from the Haymarket Affair, 1886-1887 showcases more than 3,800 images of original manuscripts, broadsides, photographs, prints, and artifacts relating to the violent 1886 confrontation between Chicago police and labor
The Chicago Haymarket Affair: A Guide to a Labor Rights Milestone (Paperback)
The Chicago Haymarket Affair: A Guide to a Labor Rights Milestone
Haymarket affair In the internationally publicized legal proceedings that followed the Haymarket Riot, eight anarchists were convicted of conspiracy. The evidence was that none of the defendants on trial had thrown the bomb. Seven were sentenced to death and one to a term of 15 years in prison. The death sentences of two of the defendants were commuted by Illinois governor Richard J. Oglesby to terms of life in prison, and another committed suicide in jail rather than face the gallows.
The Haymarket Affair, or Why Most of the World celebrates International Workers' Day on May 1 and You Don't || May 1 is Internatl Workers' Day, a commemoration in over eighty nations, but not the USA., of the Haymarket Affair, whose themes persist today. The Haymarket Affair was the aftermath of an orderly, peaceful nationwide strike for safer working conditions on May 1, 1886. If you don't know about the Haymarket Affair, that is no accident: "No single event has influenced the history of…