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Haymarket Square Timeline

Important Dates:

May 1, 1886: Industrial workers across the U.S. go on strike, demanding an 8-hour workday.


May 3, 1886: During a strike at McCormick Reaper Works in Chicago, demonstrators clash with police, and several of the strikers are wounded or killed. 176 more words

International Workers' Day

What I'm Reading 6

A few things I’ve read worth sharing–

John Morrell’s Bloody Friday” by Scott Stoel for South Dakota Magazine (as revised from the January/February 1995 issue):  On a conflict between union and non-union workers at the Sioux Falls meat-packing plant during their second strike of 1935. 170 more words

Sioux Falls

Digital History Symposium

On December 11, 2017, students in the Digital History Seminar will present their work in a public symposium.  The symposium also includes a keynote by Dr. 41 more words