Dominic Pacyga, a historian at Columbia College in Chicago explains Haymarket on this podcast.
Listen to the podcast and see if you can answer the following questions:
a- What transformed Chicago industry and particularly meat packing?
b- Why were the stockyards called “organized chaos” by the Chicago Tribune?
c- When was the first strike in the stockyards?
d- What was the strike in 1877 about?
e- What is the relationship between race / labor / capital?
f- What did workers strike for in May 1886?
g- What was the role of the Chicago Union stockyards?
h- Why was the May 1886 strike front-page news across the world?
i- What specific action resulted from Haymarket in 1894 (signed into effect by President Grover Cleveland)?
j- What was the relationship between the Labor movement and Martin Luther King in the 1950s & 1960s?