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The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks

Timothy Messer-Kruse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037054
eISBN:
9780252094149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037054.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book traces the evolution of revolutionary anarchist ideas in Europe and their migration to the United States in the 1880s. A new history of the transatlantic origins of American anarchism, this ... More


Introduction

Timothy Messer-Kruse

in The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037054
eISBN:
9780252094149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037054.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter recounts the story of the Haymarket bombing and trial, which marked a pivotal moment in the history of American social movements and sparked the nation's first “red scare.” ... More


Dynamite

Timothy Messer-Kruse

in The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037054
eISBN:
9780252094149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037054.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the practical and ideological uses of dynamite among the revolutionary anarchists. It first describes the connections between Chicago's anarchists and Irish revolutionaries, ... More


Anarchists, Trade Unions, and the Eight-Hour Workday

Timothy Messer-Kruse

in The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037054
eISBN:
9780252094149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037054.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter chronicles how Chicago's anarchists came to reject trade unionism, expressing both their increasing alienation from the labor movement in the city along with a fundamental shift that had ... More


Epilogue

Timothy Messer-Kruse

in The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037054
eISBN:
9780252094149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037054.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This concluding chapter discusses the aftermath of the Haymarket affair and the ironic twist to the legacies of the Haymarket bombers. The Haymarket bomb, the chapter argues, failed to ignite the ... More


Processes of Radicalization: Dissimilarities in Similarities

Eitan Y. Alimi, Chares Demetriou, and Lorenzo Bosi

in The Dynamics of Radicalization: A Relational and Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199937707
eISBN:
9780190236601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937707.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter engages in a systematic comparison of the three episodes of radicalization featured centrally in the book, that of the Red Brigades, EOKA, and al-Qaeda. While earlier chapters analyzed ... More


The Conspiracy

Timothy Messer-Kruse

in The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037054
eISBN:
9780252094149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037054.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter investigates the series of events from whence the Haymarket meeting and conspiracy were generated. It explains how the ill-fated Haymarket rally was an event suspiciously unlike any the ... More


From Eight Hours to Revolution

Timothy Messer-Kruse

in The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037054
eISBN:
9780252094149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037054.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter traces further developments leading to the Haymarket affair, citing the eight-hour-workday movement in particular as the necessary spark of revolutionary fervor. Had the anarchists not ... More


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