Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental purchases.
FREE SHIPPING
ON EVERY ORDER!
LIST PRICE:
$24.95

OUR PRICE:
$10.00

You may extend rentals at any time.


Bread and Roses Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream

ISBN: 9780670033973 | 0670033979
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pub. Date: 8/18/2005

Why Rent from Knetbooks?

Because Knetbooks knows college students. Our rental program is designed to save you time and money. Whether you need a textbook for a semester, quarter or even a summer session, we have an option for you. Simply select a rental period, enter your information and your book will be on its way!

Top 5 reasons to order all your textbooks from Knetbooks:

  • We have the lowest prices on thousands of popular textbooks
  • Free shipping both ways on ALL orders
  • Most orders ship within 48 hours
  • Need your book longer than expected? Extending your rental is simple
  • Our customer support team is always here to help
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.


Please wait while this item is added to your cart...