The Bread and Roses strike of 1912

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The Bread and Roses strike of 1912

Post  kosovohp on Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:44 am

Working conditions in the mills were unsafe and in 1860 the Pemberton Mill collapsed, killing 145 workers.[3] As immigrants flooded into the United States in the mid to late 19th century, the population of Lawrence abounded with skilled and unskilled workers from almost every nation in Europe: Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Poland, and Lithuania; French-Canadians from the provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island; and farm girls from all over New England. Lawrence became known as Immigrant City very early in its existence, and can reasonably boast that for its small geographic size (less than 6 square miles) it has had more immigrants from a greater variety of countries in the world per capita, than any other City of its size on Earth.[citation needed]





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