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Haymarket Square riot...
Item # 587581
May 7, 1886
SALEM EVENING NEWS, Massachusetts, May 7, 1886
* Haymarket Square riot
* Chicago, Illinois
* Anarchy - Anarchists
The top of the front page has nice reports on the Haymarket Square riot in Chicago, with column heads: "Convulsed Chicago", "A Loud-Talking Fellow Suddenly Squelched", "The Socialists' Idea of Freedom", "What a Reporter Learned by Mingling in a Crowd" (see photos).
What started as a peaceful rally in support of striking workers turned quickly to tragedy as an unknown person threw a bomb into the police, striking fear across the country that anarchist groups were exercising attempts to overthrown all governments.
Four pages, light browning, otherwise nice. Should be handled with care.
Category: Post-Civil War