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Packinghouse Daughter A Memoir

ISBN-10: 0060936843

ISBN-13: 9780060936846

Edition: 2001

Authors: Cheri Register

List price: $14.99
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A unique blend of memoir and public history, Packinghouse Daughter, winner of the Minnesota Book Award, tells a compelling story of small-town, working-class life. The daughter of a Wilson & Company millwright, Cheri Register recalls the 1959 meatpackers' strike that divided her hometown of Albert Lea, Minnesota. The violence that erupted when the company "replaced" its union workers with strikebreakers tested family loyalty and community stability. Register skillfully interweaves her own memories, historical research, and oral interviews into a narrative that is thoughtful and impassioned about the value of blue-collar work and the dignity of those who do it.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/21/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Prologue
The Blue Workshirt
Introduction
The Setting
The Plant
The Field Trip
Dad Talks about His Work
A Nod to Vegetarians
At the End of the Trail
Legends and Lost Histories
How We Became Working-Class
A Dream of Joe Hill
Hearsay
Unfair
1959
On Strike
Fellow Adversaries
The Breaking Point
English Lessons
Under Siege
"Dear Governor Freeman"
Back to Work
Faith in the Face of Reality
Legacy
How to Make History
My Vengeance on the Wienie Moguls
Mellowing
Acknowledgments