Haymarket Scrapbook 25th Anniversary Edition
“For the best insight into relations between old anarchist and socialist movements, and a hundred varieties of opinion swirling about them over the last century, get the Haymarket Scrapbook…….”
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David Roediger is the author of How Race Survived US History and Wages of Whiteness.
Marking the 125th anniversary of the 1886 bombing at Chicago’s Haymarket Square, in a revised and expanded edition co-published with the Charles H. Kerr Company, this profusely illustrated anthology reproduces hundreds of original documents, speeches, posters, and handbills, as well as contributions by many of today’s finest labor and radical historians focusing on Haymarket’s enduring influence around the world—including the eight-hour workday.
Praise for the first edition:
“A magnificent work of research, memory and love.”—Meridel LeSueur
“A masterpiece of American radicalism-exactly the book that the radical movement needs today.”—George Rawick
“A major contribution to labor history….One of the most visually exciting collections to be published in recent years. . . . It should be on the shelves of every high school and college library. Unions and social action community groups should purchase bulkorders.”—Joyce L. Kornbluh
“A marvelous, massive, very important book.”—Studs Terkel ‘
“A remarkable compilation. A genuine scrapbook, with literally hundreds of items and an abundance of visual material.”—George Woodcock, Freedom
“For the best insight into relations between old anarchist and socialist movements, and a hundred varieties of opinion swirling about them over the last century, get the Haymarket Scrapbook…a wonderful, big, fat compendium.”—Pete Seeger, Sing Out
Franklin Rosemont was a labor historian and surrealist agitator. His most recent book Surrealism: Black, Brown, and Beige won the 2010 American Book Award.