By Tom Mackaman, November 12, 2012
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln is a powerful cinematic treatment of the Lincoln administration’s struggle to pass a Constitutional amendment abolishing slavery in 1865, the final year of the American Civil War.
September 29, 2012
The WSWS posts a letter from a reader on “150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation” and a reply by the author, Tom Mackaman.
By Tom Mackaman, September 22, 2012
On September 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln made public the Emancipation Proclamation, which transformed the Civil War into a social revolution.
Prelude to the Emancipation Proclamation
By Tom Mackaman, September 17, 2012
The Battle of Antietam, fought 150 years ago in the second year of the American Civil War, set the stage for Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
By Shannon Jones, June 23, 2012
Thirty years ago this week, on June 19, 1982, Vincent Chin, an Asian-American draftsman, was beaten to death by a Chrysler foreman and his son in a racially motivated killing.
Part 4: The Ludlow memorial
By Jack Hood, June 1, 2012
The World Socialist Web Site publishes the concluding installment in a series on the Colorado miners’ strike of 1913-1914.
Part 3: The Massacre and the Ten Days War
By Jack Hood, May 31, 2012
The World Socialist Web Site publishes the third installment in a four-part series on the Colorado miners’ strike of 1913-1914.
Part 2: The strike of 1913-14
By Jack Hood, May 30, 2012
The World Socialist Web Site publishes the second installment in a four-part series on the Colorado miners’ strike of 1913-1914.
Part 1: Background to the Colorado miners’ strike of 1913-1914
By Jack Hood, May 29, 2012
The World Socialist Web Site publishes the first installment in a five-part series on the Colorado miners’ strike of 1913-1914, which culminated in the Ludlow Massacre and the Ten Days war.
By Tom Eley, May 29, 2012
Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of the Memorial Day Massacre, when Chicago police opened fire on unarmed striking steelworkers, killing 10 and wounding 30.
By Shane Feratu, Scott Martin, February 8, 2012
The Jane Addams Hull House Association, one of the largest non-profit social service organizations in Chicago, abruptly shut down on Friday, January 27, after 120 years.
Nixon-Rockefeller tapes praise bloodbath—“A beautiful operation”
By Nancy Hanover, September 26, 2011
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the 1971 uprising by prisoners at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York and its bloody suppression by state police called in by New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller.