The First Mayday

The First Mayday: The Haymarket Speeces, 1895-1910 by Voltairine de Cleyre.With an introduction, notes and bibliography by Paul Avrich.

Published by Cienfuegos Press, Libertarian Book Club & Soil Of Liberty.

76 Pages – English

Originally published in 1980.

In 1886, the US saw an 800,000 worker general strike in support of Chicago factory workers happen on the 1st of May. On the 3rd and 4th of May in Chicago riots occurred, culminating in police firing on protesters and dynamite being thrown into police lines. Leading anarchists were tried, convicted and executed for the bombing, despite all available evidence proving they couldn’t have done it. This booklet is the collected speeches that American anarchist Voltairine de Cleyre commemorated the events with each year after.

Print copy 150dpi first-last landscape layout, 74MB.

Reading copy  150dpi, sequential portrait layout, 76MB.

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