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NHD 2017: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Wars, Labor

Last Updated on October 11, 2020

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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