August Spies “To Arms, We Call you to Arms!” Chicago Haymarket Riots (1886) Primary Source Analysis



Labor protests at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company led to violence at a rally in Haymarket Square in Chicago (1886). A labor organizer August Spies distributed the attached flyer for the protest rally.

Click on the link below to download the primary source document and analysis form.

august-spies-haymarket-riots – primary source document

box-model-analysis – analysis form

Adapted from a National Archives Activity


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