German Workers in Chicago: A Documentary History of Working-class Culture from 1850 to World War I

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University of Illinois Press, 1988 - History - 427 pages
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With this mass of original documents, Keil and Jentz have conveyed the lost world of Chicago's German working class. They have drawn out the language, imagery, and aspirations of a major ethnic group ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
16
A Letter of Nikolaus Schwenck to His Relatives
30
WORK
52
Statistics on Chicagos Bakers
59
A Neighborhood Bakery on the West Side
61
The Furniture Workers Union Appeals for Support of
66
Furniture Workers before the EightHour Strike
68
The Fowler Brothers MillionDollar Thieves
72
Women and the Labor Movement
291
To Chicagos Working Women
292
Letter to the Editors from Mrs M B concerning Womens Mutual Benefit Societies
296
The Proletarians Wife by Ludwig Lessen
298
LITERATURE
300
Contrafacture Travesty and Satire
303
Ten Commandments for Workers
305
Twelve Commandments for Union Members
306

In Bonde Co s Candy Factory
78
Description of Two Clothing Firms from the Report of
84
Metal Workers in the McCormick Reaper Works
93
LIVING CONDITIONS
100
Examples of German WorkingClass Families from the Illinois Bureau
111
Report by the Agent of the German Society concerning
117
The Form Used by the German Society of Chicago for People Seeking
121
Rehabilitating the Poor and Needy
125
Tenement House
132
Neighborhood Map Showing the Buildings Visited by the Tenement
134
Housing for Single Men and Women
138
Helpless and Deserted
146
Neighborhood Map of the Northwest Side and Parts of the North
154
The Aurora Turner Hall
165
Milwaukee Avenue as a Center for Transportation Business
169
Advertisement for the Citizens Omnibus Line
171
Exterior View of Thalia Hall
179
A Collection for the Victims of
182
Funeral Procession of the Haymarket Anarchists
192
A Strike in a Furniture Factory
195
Program of the Labor Brotherhood Festival in Ogdens Grove
209
The Cannstatter Volksfest
210
CULTURE OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT
221
Disruption of a Meeting of the Furniture Workers Union by
232
WorkingClass Cultural Institutions
236
The Labor Hall on West 12th Street
238
The Labor Press
242
Masthead of the Packel
246
Delegate Meeting Lively Interest Is Expressed for the Labor
248
The May Day Demonstration of 1867
254
Carpenters in the Labor Day Parade of 1897
260
The Paris Commune and Haymarket
263
The Commune Celebration A Real Folk Festival
266
Announcement of the Commune Celebration of 1883
267
In Memory of Karl Marx by Michael Schwab
269
Haymarket Commemorative Celebration Chicagos Work ers Remember Their Martyrs
271
To the Manes of the llth of November by Georg Bie denkapp
276
The Paris Commune
279
G Hauptmanns Weavers with John Most
280
Advertisement for The Weavers
283
The Purpose of Workers Singing Societies
284
The Workers Association of Singers Holds a Major Concert in Orchestra Hall
289
The Strike From a Capitalists Diary
307
The Rich Man to his Son by Conrad Conzett
311
The Reinterpretation of MiddleClass Christian Holidays
312
New Years 1888 by Robert Reitzel
313
Jerusalem and Chicago
314
Easter Hope
316
Pentecost by Martin Drescher
317
Reportage and Editorial
318
Thanksgiving midst the Unhappy Liberated People and the Happy Captives
319
Tired of Living A German Husband and Wife Hang Themselves
321
Merry Christmas
323
Occasional Political Poetry
324
Cast Not Your Votes Away by Gustav Lyser
326
GreenbackTicket or Socialist WorkersTicket?
327
The Shameful Monument at Chicagos Haymarket which in the meantime has been torn down by Wilhelm L Rosenberg
328
Labor Day by Martin Drescher
329
The PotterPalmer Swindle by Flamingo
330
Songs
331
Beyond the Grey Watry Desert
333
The Song of the Commune by Carl Sahm
334
Song of Fraternity
335
Demonstration Song by Martin Drescher
336
Narrative Prose
337
With Industry and Thrift by L A GeiBler
339
WORKINGCLASS CULTURE AND THE DOMINANT CULTURE
347
Confabulation Written in Prison by August Spies
349
The Moor Can Go by W Feinkorn
352
Guardianship Not Necessary
354
Announcement of a Meeting against the Prohibition Movement
355
Sunday Observations
357
Declaration of Independence
360
Conflicts with the Police and Courts
362
Another Failure A Second Provocation Is Thwarted by the Workers Constraint
363
Outrageous Defenseless Workers Assaulted by Police
366
The Talk of the Day The Exact Wording of the Great Decision
368
Education and the Public School System
371
How Can We Save Our Classical Writers? A Word
386
by Alfred Kolb 88
389
What Should the Workers Child Become?
399
INDEX
413
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