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The Eight-Hour Strikes, the Haymarket Bombing, and the Consolidation of the Chicago Police Department

Sam Mitrani

in The Rise of the Chicago Police Department: Class and Conflict, 1850-1894

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038068
eISBN:
9780252095337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038068.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the Eight-hour strikes of 1886 and the Haymarket bombing transformed the Chicago Police Department into a much stronger institution. It begins with a discussion of the ... 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


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


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


The Fire, the Bomb, and the Fair, 1871–1893

Robert G. Spinney

in City of Big Shoulders: A History of Chicago

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749599
eISBN:
9781501748356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749599.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyzes three events that served both to define Chicago and reveal the city to the nation during the years between 1871 and 1893. It discusses the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, 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


Radical Gotham: Anarchism in New York City from Schwab's Saloon to Occupy Wall Street

Tom Goyens (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041051
eISBN:
9780252099595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041051.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

New York City's identity as a cultural and artistic center, as a point of arrival for millions of immigrants sympathetic to anarchist ideas, and as a hub of capitalism made the city a unique and ... More


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