The 1937 Chicago Steel Strike: Blood on the Prairie

The 1937 Chicago Steel Strike: Blood on the Prairie

by John F. Hogan
     
 

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A violent period of American labor history reached its bloody apex in 1937 when rattled Chicago police shot, clubbed and gassed a group of men, women and children attempting to picket Republic Steel’s South Chicago plant. Ten died and over one hundred were wounded in what became known as the Memorial Day Massacre. A newsreel camera captured about eight minutes… See more details below

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A violent period of American labor history reached its bloody apex in 1937 when rattled Chicago police shot, clubbed and gassed a group of men, women and children attempting to picket Republic Steel’s South Chicago plant. Ten died and over one hundred were wounded in what became known as the Memorial Day Massacre. A newsreel camera captured about eight minutes of the confrontation, yet local and congressional investigations amazingly reached opposite conclusions about what happened and why. In the first book on the subject, John Hogan sifts through the conflicting reports of all those entangled in that fateful day, including union leaders, news reporters and an undercover National Guard observer revealed after seventy-six years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148126003
Publisher:
The History Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/13/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,059,507
File size:
2 MB

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