Lawrence Strike

One of the most significant struggles for workers’ rights began on January 12, 1912, in Lawrence, Mass., when thousands of textile workers began a walkout that would come to be known as the Bread and Roses Strike, the Lawrence Textile Strike, and the Singing Strike. Read an overview and find teaching resources below.

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Bread and Roses

Song. Reprinted from Labor Notes 2007. Links issues of economic security and quality of life, also addresses the role of women in the struggle for justice.
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Kids on Strike!

Book - Non-fiction. By Susan Campbell Bartoletti. 2003. Describes the conditions and treatment that drove working children to strike, from the mill workers' strike in 1834 and the coal strikes at the turn of the century to the children who marched with Mother Jones in 1903.
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Bread and Roses, Too

Book - Fiction. By Katherine Paterson. 2006. Moving young adult historical-fiction novel based on a major strike in Lawrence, Mass., in 1912.
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