Becoming America Year 3

Fall Seminar 8

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Location: Ferryway School, Malden

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Scheduled topic:

American Labor, Immigrant Workers, and the Haymarket Affair
James R. Green, Ph.D., UMass Boston

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Scene of the Chicago bomb throwing and vicinity : together with portraits of persons convicted of complicity therewith, May 4th 1886.  From the Library of Congress.
Scene of the Chicago bomb throwing and vicinity : together with portraits of persons convicted of complicity therewith, May 4th 1886. From the Library of Congress.

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Additional Resources:


May Day, 1907

Los Angeles Times article on May 1, 1908 events

Boston Police Strike, 1919
"Official records of the Office of the Police Commissioner, Boston, MA, 1919"
New York Times "Battle in Boston Streets"
New York Times: "Gompers Appeals for Boston Police," September 14, 1919.

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Lawrence Textile Strike, 1919
Labor divided: race and ethnicity in United States labor struggles, 1835-1960 by Robert Asher, Charles Stephenson (Google Books), p. 361 has footnotes with primary sources from Lawrence.
Overview of the strike from the “Women Working 1800 – 1930” collection at Harvard:
George E. Kunhardt, //Lawrence: a manufacturer's view//, 1919 (Google Books)