October 30, 2014

Featured Source: Poor Illinois!

Poor Illinois!

Dalrymple, Louis. “Poor Illinois!” Illus. from Puck, v. 44, no. 1131, (1898 November 9), cover. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Caption: She had the Haymarket anarchists, then Altgeld, and now she has Tanner, worse than either. Summary: Print shows Illinois governor John R. Tanner as a devilish executioner holding a gallows, with noose, labeled “For Capitalists”. The “Illinois” capitol building is in the background.

Use the Primary Source Nexus search box to look for more information about the Haymarket anarchists. Describe and explain something that you discovered.

Use the Primary Source Nexus search box to look for more information about Peter Altgeld. Describe and explain his relationship to the Haymarket anarchists.

Read the story, “Bloody Battle at a Coal Mine” published in The Salt Lake Herald (Salt Lake City [Utah), 13 Oct. 1898. What insights into the political cartoon does the article give you?

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!

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