The Chicago police labeled her “more dangerous than a thousand rioters.” For almost 70 years, Lucy Parsons fought for the rights of the poor and disenfranchised in the face of an increasingly oppressive industrial economic system. Her radical activism cha
n this July 1908 photo, workers dig in the street along the sidewalk on the north side of Delancey Street in New York. (AP / New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Bridges/Plant & Structures, Eugene de Salignac)
On March a quick-spreading fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory killed 146 people as thousands watched. The industrial accident had significant long-term effects in industrial safety reforms and union organizing.
Magdalene asylums, also known as the Magdalene laundries, were Irish 'institutions' from the to the late centuries ostensibly to house "fallen women", a term used to imply female sexual promiscuity or work in prostitution.