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Bread and roses strike

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Social Studies Middle School

Bread and Roses Strike

The two-month Bread and Roses strike of 1912 carried out by textile factory workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts marked the beginning of the labor movement. The workers, made up overwhelmingly of immigrant women and children, walked off the jobs they had risked everything to travel to America to take. This public radio story looks back at the strike and what themes resonate today.

US History II Labor Immigration Industrialism

Story Length: 6:51

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AIR DATE: 01/12/2012

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