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Labor History Articles

Address to 1894 Convention of American Railway Union
Author: Jennie Curtis, President of ARU Local 269
Topics: Pullman, Railroad History

Bloomington's Patrick Morrissey led railroad labor                                                                                        Author: Bill Kemp                                                                                                                                               Topics: Railroad History

Building a Railroad: 1850s Irish immigrant labor in Central Illinois                                                             Author:  Mike Matejka                                                                                                                                         Topics: Railroad History, Irish Labor History

Christmas Eve labor tragedy - Calumet, Michigan Dec 24, 1913                                                                  Author: Loretta Santejka                                                                                                                                     Topics: Michigan Labor History, Mining History

Early Days of Coal Mining in Northern Illinois
Author: Richard Joyce
Topics: Mining History                                                           

Eulogy at Waldheim Cemetery
Author: Captain William P. Black, Attorney for the Haymarket defendants
Topics: Haymarket

Fannie Sellens
Author: Mara Lou Hawse
Topics: Mining History

First Labor Day Parade  
Author: Ted Watts
Topics: General Labor History

Franklin Rosemont Remembered
Author: Les Orear
Topics: Memorial Remembrance 

Gene Debs and the American Railway Union
Author: ILHS
Topics: Pullman, Railroad History

Governor John Peter Altgeld Pardons the Haymarket Prisoners
Author: Governor John Peter Altgeld
Topics: Haymarket                                                                                                      

Haymarket and its Memorial
Author: ILHS
Topics: Haymarket                                                                                      

If the Rev. Martin Mangan were alive, he'd turn 75 years old today                                                   Author: Amy Hoak                                                                                      
Topics: Memorial Remembrance

Jacqueline B. Vaughn
Author: ILHS                                                                                                  
Topics: Memorial Remembrance, Women in Labor History

Live Off Work, Not Off Workers
Author: John Keiser                                                                                    
Topics: General Labor History

Mary E. McDowell, Angel of the Stockyards
Author: Louis C. Wade                                                                              
Topics: Women in Labor History, Chicago Stockyards

May -- Labor History Month
Author:  William J. Adleman                                                                   
Topics: General Labor History

May Day Remembered                                                                            
Author: Susan King                                                                                     
Topics: Haymarket

Memorial Day Massacre
Author: William Brock                                                                               
Topics: Memorial Day Massacre

Mine Union Radicalism In Macoupin and Montgomery Counties, IL
Author: Victor Hicken
Topics: Mining History

Mother Jones, the Miners' Angel
Author: ILHS
Topics: Mother Jones, Mining History

1978 Normal Fire Fighters' Strike                                                                                                                      Author: Mike Matejka                                                                                                                                         Topics: Fire Fighter History

Rabbi Jacob Weinstein                                                    
Author: ILHS                                                                                                  
Topics: General Labor History

Samuel Gompers                                                                                        
Author: ILHS                                                                                                  
Topics: General Labor History

Staley Lockout
Author: C. J. Hawking
Topics: Staley

The Haymarket Martyrs' Monument as a Labor Icon
Author: Robin Bachin                                                                                 
Topics: Haymarket

The Parable of Pullman                                                                            
Author: ILHS                                                                                                  
Topics: Pullman, Railroad History

We owe them a great debt – Cherry Mine centennial
Author: Michael G. Matejka                                                                   
Topics: Mining History

When Women Were Knights                                                                 
Author: ILHS                                                                                                  
Topics: Women in Labor History, Knights of Labor

Why Unions Matter                                                                                
Author: Democratic Party of Evanston                                               
Topics: General Labor History

William J. (Bill) Adelman Remembered  
Author: Les Orear                                                                                       
Topics: Memorial Remembrance