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

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

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by Bruce Watson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0670033979

ISBN-13: 9780670033973

Pub. Date: 08/18/2005

Publisher: Viking Adult

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670033973
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Publication date:
08/18/2005
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.26(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Bread and RosesIntroduction

BOOK ONE

Chapter One:

For Two Hours' Pay
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 TWO

Chapter Seven:

A Nation Divided
Chapter Eight: The Children's Exodus
Chapter Nine: Crackdown
Chapter Ten: In Congress, 1912
Chapter Eleven: An American Tapestry
Chapter Twelve: "The Flag of Liberty Is Here"

Epilogue

Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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