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Reviews Thu Jun 15 2006

New Book about the Haymarket Riot

The Boston Globe gives the thumbs up to the new history of the Haymarket riot by James Green titled Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America. The reviewer writes, "Fast-growing, self-confident to the point of brashness, already the city of big shoulders, Chicago was rapidly becoming a world-class city, the capital, in a sense, of the American heartland. But it was a city of conflict and division. Green does a wonderful job of delineating the cross currents of labor, capital, politics, and terrorism."

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