May 1, 2008
A Pinch of This, A Little of That
I'm a bit pressed for time today so, for your reading pleasure...
A little Chicago May I...(get it?)
May 1, 1893: This Day in Chicago History (World's Columbian Exposition) from A Boat Against the Current
May 1st History of International Workers' Day from glabourwriters.
Note: the cartoon above is by English artist Walter Crane, who supported the socialist movement at the turn of the century and even visited America to voice his support of the eight anarchist accused in the Haymarket Riot. See more of his beautiful work at the Working Class Movement Library.
May 1, 1867 City-wide labor strike cripples Chicago.
The History Carnival has pitched its tents at the Bay Radical. Great reading!
May 1st is a traditional Moving Day.
Which reminds me that I have to get moving on a research paper. Between The History Enthusiast's caution that: "primary sources are supposed to form the meat of the analysis, and...secondary sources are just there to provide a little context and some historiographical background" and The Pen and Spindle's Primary Source Agenda newsletter being released today (you can sign up to have it emailed), it has occurred to me that I have been going about my research all wrong. Damn! But, that is why Brad DeLong likens the Internet to an "invisible college."