Haymarket Riot


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Haymarket Riot

Chicago labor dispute erupted into mob scene (1886). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 297]
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31) Debs, then, is precisely the sort of "crafty agitator" against whom Rerum Novarum so perspicaciously animadverted in 1891, fully three years before Debs continued the tradition of labor violence whose locus classicus we must continue to find in the Haymarket Riots of 1886.
Indeed, one would be forced to concede that the Haymarket Riots and the Pullman Strike, although violent enough in and of themselves, do not yet constitute a pattern of violence sufficient to cast a pall of suspicion over the nascent labor movement in the United States.
Another open question is whether the Latin Americans, with their modest one-day work stoppage, might have reawakened a taste among US activists for the idea of a national general strike like the one generated by the Haymarket Riots, which eventually resulted in the eight-hour workday.
A MAY Day is International Workers' Day and commemorates the struggle of workers across the world after the Haymarket riots in Chicago on May 4 1886 when four strikers were killed by the police.