Mysterious May Day

One of America’s best historians
Peter Linebaugh

The original Labor Day

May Day was created in the US and it’s celebrated all over the world.

But it’s not celebrated in the US.

Why not?

There’s a history.

It’s started in 1627 – and the Puritans didn’t like it.

Then in Chicago in 1886 there was a movement for an eight hour work day for industrial workers. The police working for McCormick, a manufacturer of plows, shot four of them.

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