Marking the 125th anniversary of the 1886 bombing at Chicago's Haymarket Square, in a revised and expanded edition co-published with
the Charles H. Kerr Company, this profusely illustrated anthology reproduces hundreds of original documents, speeches, posters, and
handbills, as well as contributions by many of today's finest labor and radical historians focusing on Haymarket's enduring influence
around the world—including the eight-hour workday.
Praise for the first edition:
“A magnificent work of research, memory and love.”
“A masterpiece of American radicalism-exactly the book that the radical movement needs today.”
“A major contribution to labor history…One of the most visually exciting collections to be published in recent years…It should be on the shelves of every high school and college library. Unions and social action community groups should purchase bulkorders.”
—Joyce L. Kornbluh
“A marvelous, massive, very important book.”
“A remarkable compilation. A genuine scrapbook, with literally hundreds of items and an abundance of visual material.”
—George Woodcock, Freedom
“For the best insight into relations between old anarchist and socialist movements, and a hundred varieties of opinion swirling about them over the last century, get the Haymarket Scrapbook…a wonderful, big, fat compendium.”
—Pete Seeger, Sing Out
Franklin Rosemont was a labor historian and surrealist agitator. His most recent book Surrealism: Black, Brown, and Beige won the 2010 American Book Award. David Roediger is the author of How Race Survived U.S. History and The Wages of Whiteness.
Anniversary Edition Oakland: AK Press, 2012.