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This is an excellent book for those interested in the history of the fight for social justice. It is fairly shot but packs a lot of facts, puts you in the shoes of those who were struggling under downright appalling conditions of serfdom. It is a great preface to reading about the Roosevelt-era, particularly the measures taken to strengthen the working and middle classes under FDR, of which protecting unions (instead of crushing them as was government's position during the Gilded Age) was a cent...more
I came across this book at my college library and thought of it to be a great source for my history research paper, at first I only read the segment/chapter that dealt with the Ludlow Massacre because thats what my paper was based on, but soon became intereseted to learn more about the Bread and Roses. It was a great source and a good read!
We are a nation ignorant of the importance of the labor movement and its daily impact on our lives. This book is a good place to begin an education that will make you grateful to those who fought for your rights as a worker!
Milton Meltzer has written 110 books, five of which were nominated for the National Book Award. With Langston Hughes, he co-authored A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS, now in its sixth edition. He received the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his contribution to children's literature, the 1986 Jane Addams Peace Association Children's Book Award, and the 2000 Regina Medal. He lives in New...moreMore about Milton Meltzer...