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The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks

Timothy Messer-Kruse


This book traces the evolution of revolutionary anarchist ideas in Europe and their migration to the United States in the 1880s. A new history of the transatlantic origins of American anarchism, this study thoroughly debunks the dominant narrative through which most historians interpret the Haymarket Bombing and Trial of 1886–87. Challenging the view that there was no evidence connecting the eight convicted workers to the bomb throwing at the Haymarket rally, this book examines police investigations and trial proceedings that reveal the hidden transatlantic networks, the violent subculture, an ... More

Keywords: American anarchism, anarchist ideas, revolutionary ideas, Haymarket Bombing, transatlantic networks, violent subculture, Gilded Age anarchists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037054
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037054.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Messer-Kruse, author
Bowling Green State University