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Author Dennis, Michael, 1967-
Title The Memorial Day Massacre and the movement for industrial democracy [electronic resource] / Michael Dennis
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (x, 278 p.)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Forgotten memorials -- Fire, steel, and the coming crisis: the 1920s in Chicago and America -- Out of despair -- Hammer and tong: the struggle for steel -- Loading the charge: The steelworkers organize -- Irresistible forces: conflict at Republic Steel -- "Trouble is certain to follow" -- A Sunday to remember -- Counterrevolution: the campaign against industrial democracy -- "A major breakdown of democratic government -- "Ruthlessness and disregard for the law": after the massacre -- "The day is coming ..."
It was one of the most remarkable events in the modern movement for American democracy, yet few know anything about it. Dubbed the Memorial Day "Massacre," it saw the Chicago police shoot and kill 10 demonstrators and beat dozens as they tried to picket in front of the Republic Steel Plant in South Chicago. The protest grew out of the 1937 "Little Steel" strike, one of the most fractious labor disputes in the nation's history. It was the culmination of a movement for industrial democracy that had its origins in the mills and the mines of Gilded Age America
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Link Print version: Dennis, Michael, 1967- Memorial Day Massacre and the movement for industrial democracy. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 9780230618213 (DLC) 2010014274 (OCoLC)437300367
Subject Memorial Day Massacre, Chicago, Ill., 1937
Little Steel Strike, U.S., 1937
Strikes and lockouts -- Steel industry -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century
Demonstrations -- Illinois -- Chicago
Police brutality -- Illinois -- Chicago
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations. bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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