Bread and Roses

Bread and Roses

Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream

Book - 2005
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The 1912 textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts was a watershed moment in labor history as significant as the Haymarket bombing in Chicago and the Triangle fire in New York. In Bread and Roses, veteran journalist Bruce Watson provides a long-overdue account of the strike that began when textile workers stormed out of the mills in Lawrence on a frigid January day. Despite owners’ predictions to the contrary, the walkout soon became a protracted Dickensian drama that included twenty-three thousand strikers from fifty-one nations singing as they paraded through Lawrence, bayonet-toting militiamen patrolling the streets, and the daring evacuation of the strikers’ tattered and hungry children to Manhattan, where they lived with strangers and wrote loving letters to their parents on the picket line.Based on newspaper accounts, magazine reportage, and oral histories, Bread and Rosesis vividly narrated and teeming with colorful characters—including rags-to-riches mill owner William Wood and radical labor leader “Big Bill” Haywood. A rousing history with the narrative drive of a novel, Bread and Rosesis the true-to-life tale of a strike that became the fabric of a community and an inspiration to workers around the world.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2005
ISBN: 9780670033973
0670033979
Characteristics: 337 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 9780670033973

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