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May 01

Lucy and Albert Parsons are among history's exceptional couples, brave enough to marry across racial lines shortly after the Civil War, totally committed to social reform. Haymarket is their story, from their peniless arrival in Chicago to their growing involvement with a colorful grou of "co-conspirators"—immigrants, radical intellectuals, unionist, journalists, and revolutionaries.

The following excerpt is comprised of a letter sent from Lucy to Albert, and his response, after the infamous Haymarket Trial has taken place. You can grab a copy of Haymarket  from our site for 50% off hardcover or ebook editions through May 3, 5PM EST.

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