This collection of hundreds of photos and primary documents brings to life one of the pivotal strikes in U.S. history—the 1912 Lawrence, Massachusetts Bread and Roses textile workers strike. Editors Robert Forrant and Susan Grabski painstakingly compiled this collection with detailed captions for each image. The chapters include life and work in Lawrence, the outbreak of the strike, the children being sent away, Congressional hearings, the court trial, and the strike in popular memory. Their introduction quotes a mill worker who says at the end of the strike, “We are a new people. We will never stand again what we have stood before.” Thanks to Forrant and Grabski, we can now see and understand that jubilation. [Description by Rethinking Schools.]
ISBN: 9780738599397 | Published by Arcadia Publishing.