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Arcadia Publishing

Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike

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Title: Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike
Author: Forrant, Dr Robert
ISBN: 9780738599397
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Published: 2013
Binding: Book
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

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Publisher Description:
Incorporated in 1847 on the banks of the Merrimack River, Lawrence, Massachusetts, was the final and most ambitious of New England s planned textile-manufacturing cities developed by the Boston-area entrepreneurs who helped launch the American Industrial Revolution. With a dam and canal system to generate power, by 1912 Lawrence led the world in the production of worsted wool cloth. The Pacific Cotton Mills alone had sales of nearly $10 million and had mechanical equipment capable of producing 800 miles of finished textile fabrics every working day. However, industrial growth was accompanied by worsening health, housing, and working conditions for most of the city s workers. These were the root causes that led to the long, sometimes violent struggle between people of diverse ethnic groups and languages and the city s mill owners and overseers. The 1912 strike known today as the Bread and Roses Strike became a landmark moment in history."