Unions, Strikes, and the Haymarket Affair
Lecture no. 25 from the course: An Economic History of the World since 1400
Taught by Professor Donald J. Harreld | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Economics & Finance Courses
The Haymarket Affair in Chicago perfectly illustrates the social tensions industrialization generated—and which have yet to be solved. First, learn what we mean by “class” and “class consciousness.” Then, explore the unique goals of trade unions. Lastly, examine the growing politicization of labor, including the use of labor strikes and the philosophies of Marx and Engels.