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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Frequently, he introduces himself into the account, interrupting the historical narrative to relate such events as his first visit to Home, an account of a boat trip emulating that of early residents and visitors, his wanderings about the present-day community, a visit to the Haymarket tragedy site in Chicago, changes in his personal life, and his feelings while interviewing persons, most notably Evelyn Evans, the last survivor with ties to Home's prime.
For example, the Haymarket Tragedy and the Homestead Strike are mentioned only in passing.
There, four days later, the infamous Haymarket tragedy exploded, producing radical martyrs and violent reaction, and coloring May Day-black and red--as an anarchist, socialist, or eventually communist fete.
He compounds this problem when he admits, in the midst of building an elaborate and lengthy discussion of the role played by the Haymarket riot in Isham's novel, 'I do not know whether Isham had the Haymarket tragedy directly in mind when he wrote his novel.