The Haymarket Scrapbook, First Edition

Charles H. Kerr Publishing

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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 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."—Studs Terkel '

"A remarkable compilation. A genuine scrapbook, with literally hundreds of items and an abundance of visual material."—George Woodcock, Freedom

Dimensions: 11 X 8.5", 255 pages 
Materials: Softcover book

Rosemont and David Roediger  

(South Chicago)

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 US History and Wages of Whiteness.

Charles H. Kerr Publishing

(South Chicago)


Founded by Charles Hope Kerr, a son of abolitionists, in 1886, Charles H. Kerr Publishing is the oldest continuously running radical publisher in the US, offering "subversive literature for the whole family." Close to the Socialist Party and the Industrial Workers of the World, Kerr brought out many Marxist classics, including the first complete English edition of Capital (1906–1909), as well as works by anarchist Peter Kropotkin, feminist Matilda Joslyn Gage, Irish revolutionist James Connolly, animal rights crusader J. Howard Moore, such noted U.S. socialists as Eugene V. Debs, “Mother” Jones, Upton Sinclair, Jack London, Gustavus Myers, Carl Sandburg, William D. Haywood, Mary E. Marcy—whose Shop Talks on Economics (1911) sold over two million copies—and, more recently, Staughton Lynd, C. L. R. James, and Carlos Cortez.