October 18, 2017

Featured Source: The Red Flag or the Anarchists of Chicago

The Red flag or the anarchists of Chicago

Tousey, Frank. “The Red flag or the anarchists of Chicago.” New York Detective Library. Vol. 1, no. 192 (August 7, 1886). Chicago History Museum. Summary: Composite image of bombs, a dagger, a handgun, bombs exploding and large banners. Superimposed on this image is a picture of a long-haired and bearded “anarchist” in a circular frame.

Using only specific details from this primary source, what type of person is an anarchist?

Use the Primary Source Nexus search bar to find out more about the Chicago anarchists. Describe three things you learned and two things you would like to learn more about.

There is a post on the Primary Source Nexus that features another anarchist. Who is the person? Describe three things you learned about the person and two things you would like to learn more about.

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