Lawrence in the Gilded Age (Images of America Series)

Lawrence in the Gilded Age (Images of America Series)

by Louise Brady Sandberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0738535109

ISBN-13: 9780738535104

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC


The Gilded Age, c. 1870-1898, was a time of promise and expanding horizons for the people of Lawrence, known as "the Queen City on the Merrimack." Passenger trains, horse-drawn trolleys, and electric streetcars dominated transportation, one-third of the population worked in manufacturing, and thirteen newspapers brought the latest information to the city's

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The Gilded Age, c. 1870-1898, was a time of promise and expanding horizons for the people of Lawrence, known as "the Queen City on the Merrimack." Passenger trains, horse-drawn trolleys, and electric streetcars dominated transportation, one-third of the population worked in manufacturing, and thirteen newspapers brought the latest information to the city's burgeoning population of nearly sixty thousand people. Through unique images from the special collections of the Lawrence Public Library, rich commentary, and a virtual walking tour, Lawrence in the Gilded Age relives the last three decades of the nineteenth century in Lawrence, which had managed to avoid the labor strikes and political and social unrest that plagued the city in the early twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738535104
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,169,958
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.40(d)

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