Chicago Anarchists on Trial: Evidence from the Haymarket Affair

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The American Memory collections listed below have broad topical coverage. Each includes items that support study of the history of socialism, anarchy and labor unions. Several of the collections give first-hand accounts with personal experiences, opinions of government and labor relations, and views on socialism and anarchy. Other collections offer insight into this topic through lecture and speech materials. The items include written material, photographs, and sound recordings.

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American Leaders Speak: Recordings from World War I and the 1920 Election, 1918-1920
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Resources Related to the Haymarket Affair

The Dramas of Haymarket. (Northwestern University, in cooperation with the Chicago Historical Society, now known as Chicago History Museum)
An in-depth analysis of the history of the Haymarket Affair. An interpretive web site developed by Northwestern University in cooperation with the Chicago Historical Society. Uses materials selected from the Haymarket Affair Digital Collection, presented in American Memory as Chicago Anarchists on Trial, as well as other items from other collections of the Chicago Historical Society to examine the Haymarket events and their significance for both contemporaries and later audiences.

The Haymarket Tragedy. (Illinois Labor History Society)
This online presentation includes poetry, information on pardons, eulogies, and memorials to the event. It is part of a larger collection of materials compiled by the Illinois Labor History Society about sites in Illinois related to events in labor history. The web site is sponsored by the Center for Law and Computers at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

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