Death in the Haymarket

Author: James Green
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307425479
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On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded at a Chicago labor rally, wounding dozens of policemen, seven of whom eventually died. A wave of mass hysteria swept the country, leading to a sensational trial, that culminated in four controversial executions, and dealt a blow to the labor movement from which it would take decades to recover. Historian James Green recounts the rise of the first great labor movement in the wake of the Civil War and brings to life an epic twenty-year struggle for the eight-hour workday. Blending a gripping narrative, outsized characters and a panoramic portrait of a major social movement, Death in the Haymarket is an important addition to the history of American capitalism and a moving story about the class tensions at the heart of Gilded Age America. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Stra enverkehr und soziale Sichtbarkeit

Author: David Sittler
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
ISBN: 3845290749
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Urbane Straßen dienen als Massenmedium zur Erzeugung sozialer Sichtbarkeit von Personen, Gruppen und deren Anliegen selbst in der digitalisierten Gegenwart. Die Studie spürt der Geschichte dieser medialen Dimension des Straßenverkehrs anhand der Migranten- und Medienmetropole Chicago von 1900-1930 nach. Gerade am Beispiel dieser rasant wachsenden Stadt thematisierten zeitgenössische Reformerinnen, Schriftsteller, Journalisten und Soziologinnen die Medialität der Erscheinungen auf der Straße. Ihre Texte machen mikrohistorisch verdichtet mit Fotomaterial und Selbstzeugnissen facettenreich anschaulich, wie Straßen als soziotechnisches Setting Blickkonstellationen, Wahrnehmungs- und Auftrittsweisen der Verkehrsteilnehmenden prägten. Das Aufeinandertreffen unzähliger (non)verbaler Artikulationen, konkurrierender Selbstbilder und Ansprüche von einzelnen und Gemeinschaften führte zu stereotypisierenden Projektionen, die im Extremfall in Dynamiken wie den Race Riots 1919 endeten.

The Gilded Age Progressive Era

Author: Elisabeth Israels Perry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195156706
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Presents alphabetical articles on major events, documents, persons, social movements, and political and social concepts connected with the Gilden Age and the Progressive Era.

The Palgrave Handbook of Anarchism

Author: Carl Levy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319756206
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This handbook unites leading scholars from around the world in exploring anarchism as a political ideology, from an examination of its core principles, an analysis of its history, and an assessment of its contribution to the struggles that face humanity today. Grounded in a conceptual and historical approach, each entry charts what is distinctive about the anarchist response to particular intellectual, political, cultural and social phenomena, and considers how these values have changed over time. At its heart is a sustained process of conceptual definition and an extended examination of the core claims of this frequently misunderstood political tradition. It is the definitive scholarly reference work on anarchism as a political ideology, and should be a crucial text for scholars, students, and activists alike.

The 100 Most Significant Events in American Business

Author: Quentin R. Skrabec
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313398623
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This reference book details the top 100 groundbreaking events in the history of American business, featuring case studies of successful companies who challenged traditional operating paradigms, historical perspectives on labor laws, management practices, and economic climates, and an examination of the impact of these influences on today's business practices. * Chronology of key events in the history of American business from 1630 to the present * Helpful sidebars of the evolution of key terms used today * Comprehensive index includes category, company names, personal names, and cross references to other events * Suggestions for further reading for each article * 10 relevant charts and tables * Appendix of relevant sources * 80 key primary documents supporting major events in American business

Encyclopedia of U S Labor and Working class History

Author: Eric Arnesen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415968267
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Providing sweeping coverage of U.S. labor history, this resource contains over 650 entries, encompassing labor history from the colonial era to the present. Written as an objective social history, the "Encyclopedia" encapsulates the rise and decline, and continuous change of U.S. labor history into the 21st century.

Realizing the Impossible

Author: Josh MacPhee
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 9781904859321
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Looks at the history of the depiction of anti-authoritarian social movements in art.

Guaranteed Pure

Author: Timothy Gloege
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469621029
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American evangelicalism has long walked hand in hand with modern consumer capitalism. Timothy Gloege shows us why, through an engaging story about God and big business at the Moody Bible Institute. Founded in Chicago by shoe-salesman-turned-revivalist Dwight Lyman Moody in 1889, the institute became a center of fundamentalism under the guidance of the innovative promoter and president of Quaker Oats, Henry Crowell. Gloege explores the framework for understanding humanity shared by these business and evangelical leaders, whose perspectives clearly differed from those underlying modern scientific theories. At the core of their "corporate evangelical" framework was a modern individualism understood primarily in terms of economic relations. Conservative evangelicalism and modern business grew symbiotically, transforming the ways that Americans worshipped, worked, and consumed. Gilded Age evangelicals initially understood themselves primarily as new "Christian workers--employees of God guided by their divine contract, the Bible. But when these ideas were put to revolutionary ends by Populists, corporate evangelicals reimagined themselves as savvy religious consumers and reformulated their beliefs. Their consumer-oriented "orthodoxy" displaced traditional creeds and undermined denominational authority, forever altering the American religious landscape. Guaranteed pure of both liberal theology and Populist excesses, this was a new form of old-time religion not simply compatible with modern consumer capitalism but uniquely dependent on it.

Urban Green

Author: Colin Fisher
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469619962
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In early twentieth-century America, affluent city-dwellers made a habit of venturing out of doors and vacationing in resorts and national parks. Yet the rich and the privileged were not the only ones who sought respite in nature. In this pathbreaking book, historian Colin Fisher demonstrates that working-class white immigrants and African Americans in rapidly industrializing Chicago also fled the urban environment during their scarce leisure time. If they had the means, they traveled to wilderness parks just past the city limits as well as to rural resorts in Wisconsin and Michigan. But lacking time and money, they most often sought out nature within the city itself--at urban parks and commercial groves, along the Lake Michigan shore, even in vacant lots. Chicagoans enjoyed a variety of outdoor recreational activities in these green spaces, and they used them to forge ethnic and working-class community. While narrating a crucial era in the history of Chicago's urban development, Fisher makes important interventions in debates about working-class leisure, the history of urban parks, environmental justice, the African American experience, immigration history, and the cultural history of nature.

America at the Fair

Author: Chaim M. Rosenberg
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 143961413X
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At the time of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, the United States was fast becoming the world's leading economy. Chicago, the host city, had grown in less than half a century from a village to the country's second-largest metropolis. During this, the Gilded Age, the world's most extensive railroad and steamship networks poured ceaselessly through Chicago, carrying the raw goods and finished products of America's great age of invention and industrial expansion. The Fair was the largest ever at the time, with 65,000 exhibitors and millions of visitors. It has been called the "Blueprint of the American Future" and marked the beginning of the national economy and consumer culture.