A Shoemaker's Story: Being Chiefly about French Canadian Immigrants, Enterprising Photographs, Rascal Yankees, and Chinese Cobblers in a Nineteenth-Century Factory Town
On a June morning in 1870, seventy-five Chinese immigrants stepped off a train in the New England factory town of North Adams, Massachusetts, imported as strikebreakers by the local shoe manufacturer. They threaded their way through a hostile mob and then--remarkably--their new employer lined them up along the south wall of his factory and had them photographed as the mob...more
Hardcover, 303 pages
Published July 21st 2008 by Princeton University Press
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