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

ISBN-10: 0143037358

ISBN-13: 9780143037354

Edition: N/A

Authors: Bruce Watson

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Told here for the first time, the riveting story of the most remarkable strike in American history 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 Rosesis indispensable reading.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Bruce Allen Watson is professor emeritus at Diablo Valley College and author of several books.

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