• Death in the Haymarket

  • A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America
  • By: James Green
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded at a Chicago labor rally, wounding dozens of policemen, seven of whom eventually died. A wave of mass hysteria swept the country, leading to a sensational trial that culminated in four controversial executions and dealt a blow to the labor movement from which it would take decades to recover.  

Historian James Green recounts the rise of the first great labor movement in the wake of the Civil War and brings to life an epic 20-year struggle for the eight-hour workday. Blending a gripping narrative, outsized characters, and a panoramic portrait of a major social movement, Death in the Haymarket is an important addition to the history of American capitalism and a moving story about the class tensions at the heart of Gilded Age America.

©2006 James Green (P)2019 Tantor
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  • Categories: History

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A must for anyone who enjoys labor history

It was such a good listen. The person reading it did a great job.

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Nice to have a part of our history that is not mentioned much in history books.

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They were no angels but that doesn’t make them wrong

The martyrs of the Haymaker Tragedy were revolutionary anarchists. Arguably the most radical element in the history of the American Labor Movement. Although extreme in their approach, they wanted what all working people want: a more fair and just world. This book does a good job of telling their story in its historical context and explains how the events of 1886/77 in Chicago continue to effect the Labor Movement and American Society to this day.

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American History that needs to be told

Death in the Haymarket is another incredibly important part of American history that everyone should know. So many people have negative sentiments toward unions with no understanding that so many people fought and died for the rights they take for granted.

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Excellent!

EXCELLENT treatment and presentation of the subject. Need more be said. … Disclaimer: I have no interest or know anyone involved with the authorship, production or distribution of this work.