Bread and roses bruce watson chapter summary

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bread and roses bruce watson chapter summary

Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream by Bruce Watson

On January 12, 1912, an army of textile workers stormed out of the mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts, commencing what has since become known as the Bread and Roses strike. Based on newspaper accounts, magazine reportage, and oral histories, Watson reconstructs a Dickensian drama involving thousands of parading strikers from fifty-one nations, unforgettable acts of cruelty, and even a protracted murder trial that tested the boundaries of free speech. A rousing look at a seminal and overlooked chapter of the past, Bread and Roses is indispensable reading.
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The drama began on a bitterly cold Friday in January. Just after paychecks were passed out that morning, thousands of workers stormed out of the massive textile mills that lined the Merrimack River north of Boston.
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Bread and Roses is a story well-told. As events tumble upon one another—marches, protests, arrests, soup kitchens, negotiations—Watson. Effecting a realistic, street-level vision of the strike, Watson earns and deserves the attention of readers. On a freezing day in January, just after paychecks were distributed, thousands of workers walked out of the massive textile mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Sparked by a cent pay cut, the most celebrated strike in American labor history had begun. Facing them were battalions of state militia, their bayonets ready.

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  1. Bicenlasour says:

    Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream by Bruce Watson

  2. Martin L. says:

    Book Summary · Reviews · Purchase. PROLOGUE. During the winter of , headlines from a Massachusetts mill town captivated the nation. The drama began.

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