Haymarket Riot

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 199
  • Published : December 6, 2012
Open Document
Text Preview
Research Proposal
Topics of Inquiry: The Chicago bombing during the Haymarket Riot caused uproar throughout the crowd. It was supposed to be a peaceful protest, but turned out to be an unplanned event. Many argue that the bombing itself did not help the cause, but I will be arguing that the bombing helped the eight hour movement. -How did this event occur? What led up to this event?

-What happened to the protestors after the riot?
-How did the event benefit the eight hour movement?

Working Thesis Statement:
-Although many say that the bombing that caused the Haymarket Riot did not help the cause of the protestors, I claim that the bombing helped the eight hour work day movement by striking fear into the employers, which allowed workers to lead a better life and revolutionized the American work day. •Method of Research:

-Encyclopedia Chicago
-Google Scholar
-Academic Search Premier ACSE (Ebsco)

Keywords:
-Chicago Bombing
-Unfair Trial
-Anarchy
-Police Brutality
-Workers strike
-German Spies
-Gunshots
-Execution

Working Outline Structure:
1.Introduction
-Historical background (brief summary of the event)
-Claim/Thesis
2.Topic question: How did this event occur? What led up to this event? -In depth of the historical background
-What caused the event to rise
3.My response/claim
4.Topic question: What happened to the protestors after the riot? 5.My response/claim
6.Topic question: How did the event benefit the eight hour movement? 7.My response/claim
8.Conclusion

Annotated Bibliography
Kogan, Bernard R. The Chicago Haymarket Riot: Anarchy on Trial. Boston: D.C. Heath &, 1959. Print. This source is helpful in providing the background information of the Haymarket Riot and the events that led up to the trial. The source provides with articles from the past and as well as historical artifacts during the time of the Haymarket Riot. This book will aid me with the setback that the workers had to...
tracking img