Chicago Labor History: From the Battle of the Viaduct to the Memorial Day Massacre and Beyond | Newberry

Chicago Labor History: From the Battle of the Viaduct to the Memorial Day Massacre and Beyond

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

3:30-5pm

Vitual

Dr. Rachel Boyle, Omnia History, Independent Scholar
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar offers an overview of Chicago labor history from the mid-nineteenth century into the twentieth century. It will highlight violent flashpoints between protesters, police, and industrialists like the Battle of the Viaduct, Haymarket Affair, and Memorial Day Massacre, as well as lesser-known events like the 1910 Chicago garment workers’ strike and 1948 Packinghouse Workers’ strike. It will consider how each conflict reflected its given historical moment and explore how collective action among Chicagoans ultimately shaped the direction of labor rights in the United States.

Cost and Registration Information 

Registration for all NTC seminars opens Friday, September 10, 2021 at 8 a.m. (Central Time). Registration instructions and pricing information can be found here. Once open, registration for this seminar will be available through this link. For more information about NTC purchases, please contact Cate Harriman, Teacher & Student Programs Coordinator, at harrimanc@newberry.org.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for the seminars, as well as instructions for accessing virtual seminars, will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff at teacherprograms@newberry.org.