Wednesday September 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Our selection for discussion this month is Amoskeag: Life and Work in an American Factory City by Tamara Haraven and Randolph Langenbach.
First published in 1978, this classic book, through vivid oral histories and historic photographs, documents the social and cultural impact of the industry during America’s rise as a manufacturing power. For nearly a century, the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company was chief architect of the social, ethnic, and economic existence of Manchester, New Hampshire. In the early 1900s, it was the largest textile mill in the world, employing 17,000; its red brick facade stretched for nearly a mile along the Merrimack River and its payroll drew immigrants by the thousands.
Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers always welcome.