The Haymarket Square Tragedy (We the People: Industrial America series)

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Details the 1886 tragedy near Chicago's Haymarket Square, where many people were killed and injured as labor disputes between workers and business owners became violent.

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Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection.  Michael has also worked as an editor at Weekly Reader, the classroom news magazine used in schools across the United States. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. When not writing for kids, he enjoys writing plays, and his works have been staged across the United States. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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Grade 4-6–These books give basic information on significant events or movements in American history. Each opening chapter describes the event or social trend, with subsequent coverage given to background factors and effects. Haymarket Square, for example, addresses the event itself; the rise of unions; the relationship (perceived and actual) among unions, socialism, and anarchism; the movement for an eight-hour work day; protest against police violence; and the trial and sentencing of those accused of inciting the riot. Chapters run from four to eight pages and are heavily illustrated with period reproductions and photos. The leading is good, with ample white space, giving the texts an open, nonthreatening look. The prose is hardly lyrical, but it recounts the events clearly. Adequate for beginning researchers, these short informational treatments may spark sufficient interest to lead to more in-depth studies. Similar to the Cornerstones of Freedom series (Childrens Press), the We the People volumes can be used to flesh out history collections.–Ann Welton, Grant Elementary School, Tacoma, WA
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