Bensimon, Fabrice, Laybourn, Keith, Betts, Paul, Hannam, June, Roll, Jarod and Davies, Aled (2015) Book Review: Robert Forrant and Jurg Siegenthaler (eds), The Great Lawrence Textile Strike of 1912: New Scholarship on the Bread & Roses Strike, Amityville, New York: Baywood Publishing Company, 2014, pp. v + 252, p/b, $49, ISBN 978 089503 8623. Labour history review, 80 (2). pp. 201-214. ISSN 0961-5652

The internationally famous ‘Bread and Roses’ strike at Lawrence, Massachusetts
in 1912, needs little introduction to anyone who has studied labour history, for it
has rightly gained a legendary place in the pantheon of industrial conflict. Here
was a strike by 25,000 badly paid, essentially female, immigrant textile workers,
drawn from twenty-four countries, who fought against wage reductions arising
from their hours of work being reduced as a result of legislation in Massachusetts.

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