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Jonathan H. Adler: Haymarket Revisited

Miller’s article also recounts the initial reception to Messer-Kruse’s research among labor historians. Whereas most prior historians had relied upon an account of the trial prepared by the defense, Messer-Kruse combed through the actual trial records. More importantly, he was willing to follow the evidence, even if it undermined an ideologically convenient narrative about an important event in labor history. Yet old myths die hard. As Messer-Kruse recounted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, it took some time before Wikipedia editors would allow revisions to the Haymarket Affair page, even though Messer-Kruse was citing original source documents.

Yeah, Wikipedia is like that.  I got frustrated enough that I quit contributing.

Written by BornLib

February 18, 2013 at 7:09 am

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