May Day

Mayday, the 8-hour movement and the Knights of Labor - Jeremy Brecher

Jeremy Brecher's account of the growth of the Knights of Labor union in the US, the agitation for a maximum 8-hour working day and the Chicago Haymarket events of 1886.

Yes the present hour is very severe at least

May Day 2013 leaflet by Groupe Express-Roularta, Paris.

Engel, George, 1836-1887: autobiography

George Engel

Autobiography of anarchist and Haymarket martyr, George Engel.

Fielden, Samuel, 1847-1922: autobiography

Samuel Fielden

Autobiography of Samuel Fielden, anarchist who was convicted after the Haymarket riot but escaped execution and was later pardoned.

Neebe, Oscar, 1850-1916: autobiography

Oscar Neebe

Autobiography of anarchist and Haymarket martyr Oscar Neebe, who avoided execution and was later pardoned.

Lingg, Louis, 1864-1887: autobiography

Louis Lingg

Autobiography of anarchist and Haymarket martyr Louis Lingg, who cheated the hangman's noose by killing himself before his execution date.

Schwab, Michael, 1853-1898: autobiography

Michael Schwab

Autobiography of anarchist and Haymarket martyr Michael Schwab, written from prison.

Spies, August, 1855-1887: autobiography

August Spies

Autobiography of August Spies, Haymarket martyr and anarchist, written from prison.

Fischer, Adolph, 1858-1887: autobiography

Adolph Fischer

Autobiography of Haymarket martyr and anarchist Adolph Fischer.