Death in the Haymarket
James Green talked with Ms. Taylor about his book, Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement, and the Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America, published by Pantheon. Mr. Green recounted a bomb explosion in 1886 at a Chicago labor rally that killed two policemen and changed the direction of the labor movement and its twenty-year battle for an eight-hour workday. He responded to audience members' questions. close
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James R. Green Professor University of Massachusetts, Boston->History and Labor Studies
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