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Exciting work of American Labor History,
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This review is from: Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement, and the Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America (Hardcover)
This book by James Green is great narrative history about maybe the most important event in the history of the U.S. working class. The characters are well drawn, the context is laid out nicely and the analysis is first rate. It is a sophisticated study without resorting to academic jargon. I normally don't write many reviews, but I had to when I saw that only two had been written so far. I really doubt that a better work of American history will be written this year. James Green is definitely a historian to watch.
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Initial post: Jul 11, 2008 11:50:00 AM PDT
Scott Emery says:
I agree wholeheartedly with this well-written review. I read a great deal of history and as a narrative piece, Death in the Haymarket stands out as superbly conceived, thoroughly researched, and thoughtfully presented. The author's sentiments are clear, but he maintains his balance and perspective throughout.
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