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Bread And Roses

Author : Bruce Watson
ISBN : 144064926X
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Bread And Roses Too

Author : Katherine Paterson
ISBN : 0547488750
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Rosa’s mother is singing again, for the first time since Papa died in an accident in the mills. But instead of filling their cramped tenement apartment with Italian lullabies, Mamma is out on the streets singing union songs, and Rosa is terrified that her mother and older sister, Anna, are endangering their lives by marching against the corrupt mill owners. After all, didn’t Miss Finch tell the class that the strikers are nothing but rabble-rousers—an uneducated, violent mob? Suppose Mamma and Anna are jailed or, worse, killed? What will happen to Rosa and little Ricci? When Rosa is sent to Vermont with other children to live with strangers until the strike is over, she fears she will never see her family again. Then, on the train, a boy begs her to pretend that he is her brother. Alone and far from home, she agrees to protect him . . . even though she suspects that he is hiding some terrible secret. From a beloved, award-winning author, here is a moving story based on real events surrounding an infamous 1912 strike.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Bread And Roses

Author : Judith Dupré
ISBN : 9781616729684
Genre : Orphans
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Find out about the influential people who fought for women's rights in 1915.
Category: Orphans

Bread And Roses

Author : Ethel Mannin
ISBN : UOM:39015009136816
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

Bread And Roses

Author : Jane L. Thompson
ISBN : PSU:000050365012
Genre : Arts and society
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We live in a political climate in which the government of the day has made education and social inclusion two of its principle concerns. As part of this agenda, it has recognised that arts and culture have an important contribution to make, in ways that more formal education and social policy approaches struggle to achieve. Bread and Roses examines this contribution and explores the relationship between arts and culture and lifelong learning, especially in overcoming social exclusion. It assumes that earning a living ought not to be calculated simply in terms of utilitarian skills or private profit and that there is more to life than paid labour. It assumes that the full entitlements of citizenship in a democratic society ought to enhance the quality of people's lives and engage with their imagination and creativity, as well as make space for active participation in civil society. In the light of these assumptions, it looks at what we mean by art and culture and how the provision of lifelong learning through the arts is contributing to the creation of a learning society.It identifies some of the concerns which inform government policies in relation to social exclusion and looks at the recommendations being made to address them. It considers which of these should be supported and where changes are necessary. By way of inspiration, it includes some illustrations of the many terrific activities and achievements in arts and cultural education that are making a positive difference to people's lives.
Category: Arts and society

Bread And Roses

Author : Muriel Seltman
ISBN : 9781780884912
Genre : Religion
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Written for readers who have become disenchanted with institutional religion and whose life experience has led them to have serious doubts about the existence of any sort of God. A number of books have been published which brilliantly present the arguments of nontheism. Unfortunately too many of these have left readers with a view of nontheism as comfortless and dogmatic. In Bread and Roses, Muriel Seltman presents the the opposite viewpoint, taking as her starting point the lifetime joy and inspiration she has found in her love of mathematics and science. There are many other things that provide joy: music, nature, love and friendship, which can all provide a transformative spiritual delight beyond ordinary experience. In this book, the author aims to help readers recapture their souls from the religious institutions, which engage in ‘spiritual imperialism’. While recognising our deep need for comfort and consolation at various times, we need to recognise that it is not a good trade off to exchange one’s spiritual freedom for the short term comforts provided by the father figures of religious institutions.
Category: Religion

Bread And Roses

Author : Sonja Davies
ISBN : UVA:X001296382
Genre : New Zealand
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Autobiography of a Labour Party activist, first woman vice-president of the Federation of Labour, founder of the New Zealand Association of Child Care Centers, and campaigner for the Working Women's Charter.
Category: New Zealand

Lawrence And The 1912 Bread And Roses Strike

Author : Robert Forrant
ISBN : 9781439643846
Genre : Photography
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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.
Category: Photography

Language Arts Test Preparation Level 4 Bread And Roses

Author : Charles Aracich
ISBN : 9781493861415
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Use this assessment to test your students' understanding of the key ideas, details, and text structures of a literature passage! Students will also be assessed on their ability to evaluate and draw reasonable conclusions about the text.