Haymarket (Paperback)

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"A spirited fictional reconstruction of the police-instigated Haymarket riot in Chicago in 1886."- The Washington Post


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781583226711
SKU 30902602
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1583226710
Release Date 4/1/2005
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.75T
Author Info
Martin B. Duberman
Duberman was educated at Yale and Princeton in the '50s and taught at both schools in the '60s. He also wrote plays with historical references, including IN WHITE AMERICA, which had some success during its run in 1963. Duberman was in therapy for years because of his feelings about his homosexuality, and in his first autobiographical work, CURES (1991), he relates his experiences with a therapist who thought there might be a cure for it. Duberman came out to the world in his book BLACK MOUNTAIN, which was a history of the famous experimental college. After that, he became a writer on gay topics for both the gay and straight press, including the New York Times. HIDDEN FROM HISTORY is regarded as a fine work of scholarship, and is on anyone's list of major gay books. STONEWALL focuses on the key 1969 event sometimes seen as the beginning of the gay pride movement. His major work is PAUL ROBESON, a magisterial biography of the actor, singer, and activist. Duberman also wrote a biography of James Russell Lowell that was a finalist for the National Book Award. MIDLIFE QUEER, his second autobiographical work, chronicles a key decade in his life (1971-1981), and begins with his heart attack. He has been Distinguished Professor of History at Lehman College, the City University of New York.
From the Publisher
Editors Note On the night of May 4, 1886, during a peaceful demonstration of labor activists in Haymarket Square in Chicago, a dynamite bomb was thrown into the ranks of police -trying to disperse the crowd. The officers immediately opened fire, killing a number of protestors and wounding some two hundred others. Albert Parsons was the best-known of those hanged; Haymarket is his story. Parsons, humanist and autodidact, was an ex-Confederate soldier who grew up in Texas in the 1870s, and fell in love with Lucy Gonzalez, a vibrant, outspoken black woman who preferred to describe herself as of Spanish and Creole descent. The novel tells the story of their lives together, of their growing political involvement, of the formation of a colorful circle of "co-conspirators"-immigrants, radical intellectuals, journalists, advocates of the working class-and of the events culminating in bloodshed. More than just a moving story of love and human struggle, more than a faithful account of a watershed event in United States history, Haymarket presents a layered and dynamic revelation of late nineteenth-century Chicago, and of the lives of a handful of remarkable individuals who were willing to risk their lives for the promise of social change.
Editors Note 1 “Duberman skillfully intertwines the known historical record of this event that brought so much negative attention to Chicago. . . . Duberman has given Haymarket a more human countenance.”—Robert Walch, San Francisco Chronicle“Easy to read and bursting with history.”—The Seattle TimesA true-to-history account of the Chicago Haymarket riot of 1886, Haymarket brings the passion and turmoil of the late-nineteenth-century labor movement to life. A remarkable, beautifully told tale of love, dissent and self-sacrifice.Martin Duberman is a distinguished professor of history at the City University of New York and the author of some 20 books, including the Bancroft Prize-winner Charles Francis Adams.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0336
Publisher Seven Stories Press
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