Book Discussion on Bread and Roses
Bruce Watson talked about his book Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream, published by Viking. In… read more
Bruce Watson talked about his book Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream, published by Viking. In his book, the author told the story of the 1912 strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts, when thousands of textile workers went on strike to protest their diminished paychecks. One week after the strike began there were more than 20,000 picketing workers and Massachusetts state militiamen involved in a standoff that would last nearly a year. Mr. Watson also explained Lawrence’s mid-1800s industrial beginnings, its transformation by the immigrant influx in the two decades preceding the strike, and the economics of the textile industry. Following his presentation, he responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. close
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