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New (and cheap!) in our webstore: Haymarket 1886 : 2011
A great thick booklet published by AREA Chicago. From the introduction by Samuel Barnett, Paul Durica, and Euan Hague: “On Tuesday May 4th, 1886 around 10:30 PM, an unknown person threw a bomb at members of the Chicago police force who were entering Desplaines Street north of Randolph. One officer died in the resulting chaos, police opened fire. Seven further policemen died, many, it seems, due to their colleagues’ bullets. The police had moved into Desplaines to disperse a crowd of around two hundred peaceful spectators, the remaining members of a larger meeting that had gathered to hear speeches decrying police brutality and supporting labor reform and unions that had begun some three hours previously. These events, the subsequent trial of eight men for their supposed role in plotting the bomb attack, and the execution of four of them on November 11th, 1887, have become known as the Haymarket incident, named after the market square just to the southwest of the meeting site and bombing.”

New (and cheap!) in our webstore: Haymarket 1886 : 2011

A great thick booklet published by AREA Chicago. From the introduction by Samuel Barnett, Paul Durica, and Euan Hague:

“On Tuesday May 4th, 1886 around 10:30 PM, an unknown person threw a bomb at members of the Chicago police force who were entering Desplaines Street north of Randolph. One officer died in the resulting chaos, police opened fire. Seven further policemen died, many, it seems, due to their colleagues’ bullets. The police had moved into Desplaines to disperse a crowd of around two hundred peaceful spectators, the remaining members of a larger meeting that had gathered to hear speeches decrying police brutality and supporting labor reform and unions that had begun some three hours previously. These events, the subsequent trial of eight men for their supposed role in plotting the bomb attack, and the execution of four of them on November 11th, 1887, have become known as the Haymarket incident, named after the market square just to the southwest of the meeting site and bombing.”

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