Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream

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Penguin, 25 juil. 2006 - 352 pages
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On January 12, 1912, an army of textile workers stormed out of the mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts, commencing what has since become known as the "Bread and Roses" strike. Based on newspaper accounts, magazine reportage, and oral histories, Watson reconstructs a Dickensian drama involving thousands of parading strikers from fifty-one nations, unforgettable acts of cruelty, and even a protracted murder trial that tested the boundaries of free speech. A rousing look at a seminal and overlooked chapter of the past, Bread and Roses is indispensable reading.
 

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BREAD & ROSES: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream

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A vivid work of labor history, recounting a famed textile workers' strike of 1912.Lawrence, Mass., was a major center of textile manufacture in the early 1900s, and most of the work was done by ... Consulter l'avis complet

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An engaging history of a seminal struggle: Bruce Watson's "Bread and Roses" tells the captivating story of the 1912 textile strike in the mill town of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Now known as the "bread ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CHAPTER TWO Immigrant City
CHAPTER THREE The Battle of the Merrimack
CHAPTER FOUR Stars Stripes and Bayonets
CHAPTER FIVE Dynamite
CHAPTER SIX Spinning Out of Control
BOOK
CHAPTER EIGHT The Childrens Exodus
CHAPTER NINE Crackdown
CHAPTER TEN In Congress 1912
CHAPTER ELEVEN An American Tapestry
CHAPTER TWELVE The Flag of Liberty Is Here
Epilogue
Acknowledgements
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Bibliography
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Bruce Watson is an award-winning journalist whose articles have been published in Smithsonian, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Examiner, Yankee Magazine, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003.

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