Source 2: John Montgomery (1927) Workers Militia Marching in Shanghai (Photograph)

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Title

Source 2: John Montgomery (1927) Workers Militia Marching in Shanghai (Photograph)

Subject

CCP in Shanghai

Description

Communist forces gained control of Shanghai in early 1927 mounting insurrections against powerful warlords under the instructions of Comintern. Implementing policies designed to attract the masses, worker's militias were formed which went on strike demanding wage increases, limitations on work hours, and generally more humane working conditions. Sensing their hold on the city, Chiang ordered the brutal massacre of Communist supporters such as these workers.

Creator

John Montgomery

Source

Historical Photographs of China, Bristol

Publisher

https://www.hpcbristol.net/visual/jm01-068

Citation

John Montgomery, “Source 2: John Montgomery (1927) Workers Militia Marching in Shanghai (Photograph),” Chinese History for Teachers, accessed June 25, 2022, https://chinesehistoryforteachers.omeka.net/items/show/117.

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