Riots and Protest: Chicago's Legacy of Conflict

Explore Chicago's past through one of its defining characteristics: conflict. By analyzing historical documents, consulting secondary literature, and engaging in lively discussion, seminar participants will investigate the historical riots and protests such as the Lager Beer Riots, Hull House Hunger Strikes, and the Haymarket Affair that continue to shape popular memory of Chicago's past. The seminar will also demonstrate broad trajectories of settler colonialism, industrialization, and segregation while rooting conversation in tangible histories of people and place.