April 20, 2021

NHD 2017: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Wars, Labor

CMHEC 2017 wars, labor

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the Chicago Metro History Fair (formerly CMHEC) NHD 2017 theme-related topic ideas. The links lead to resources from the Primary Source Nexus and the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1922 unless otherwise noted.

WW1 and the IWW, One Big Union: The IWW


Illinois Regiments in Civil War

Black regiments in World War One and Two

Ben Hecht and Saving the Jews of Europe

Black Hawk against Conquest

For the Union: Medill

Haymarket Tragedy

John Altgeld

Women Workers WTUL, Women’s Trade Union League, Agnes Nestor

Pullman Strike

Ellen Gates Starr

Florence Kelley

John Fitzpatrick & the Chicago Federation of Labor

Steel strike 1919

CIO and Chicago’s Organizing Drives

More NHD 2017 CMHEC topic ideas (Illinois / Chicago focus)

NHD 2017 topic ideas (U.S., European, & World History)

NHD 2017: Selecting a Topic for a History Project

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