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What were working conditions like in Chicago during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? What efforts did workers make to change these conditions? How did industries—and the public—respond to their demands? Primary sources to address these questions from the Newberry Library, Chicago.
The 1886 Haymarket bombing in Chicago is one of the seminal events in American labor history. Dramas, a joint project of the Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University, presents a detailed look at the bombing, the context in which it occurred, and its continuing legacy. The site is creatively organized and well illustrated.