Order your copy of "Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike" today!

New! "Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike"
ISBN: 9780738599397, 128pgs
Publication date: August 26, 2013
$21.99, plus S&H

We are pleased to announce the August release of a new volume in the Arcadia Publishing ‘Images of America’ series. The authors, Robert Forrant, a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Susan Grabski, executive director of the Lawrence History Center, have written engaging text and gathered together over 180 strike history images, documents, and quotes that tell the story of what happens in an immigrant city when workers are determined to take a stand and fight for their and their children’s future.

About the Book:

In 1912, Lawrence, Massachusetts, a leading industrial center, erupted into a long, sometimes violent struggle between mill owners and 25,000 workers. The ensuing strike was to become a landmark moment in the history of the United States. Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike examines the causes of the work stoppage, events during the lengthy conflict, and how the strike was perceived outside of Lawrence, Massachusetts.

The book will also be available for sale at the Lawrence History Center and at the Bread & Roses Labor Day Festival. The authors are available for book events beginning in September 2013, and can be reached at:

Dr. Robert Forrant, Robert_Forrant@uml.edu, 978.934.2904
Susan Grabski, director@lawrencehistory.org, 978.686.9230

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Founded in 1978 as the Immigrant City Archives, the mission of the Lawrence History Center is to collect, preserve, share, and animate the history and heritage of Lawrence and its people.