Bread and Roses

Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream
Author(s): Bruce Watson
Original Publish Date: Jul 25, 2006
Product Number: EB00385489
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781440649264
Publisher: Penguin Books
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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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