Attention Workingmen! Achtung Arbeiter!

Broadside

This bilingual broadside advertised a meeting in Chicago's Haymarket Square in 1886. An explosion near the end of the rally resulted in at least eleven deaths and dozens of injuries. Though the person responsible for the bombing was never known, eight anarchists were arrested and put on trial. The purpose of the meeting was to protest a conflict at the McCormick Reaper Works a day earlier in which police shot and killed six workers.

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Source:
Ruggles 12
Date:
1886
Subjects:
Anarchism Haymarket Square Riot, 1886 Immigration Working class
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