Huddle fever: living in the immigrant city
ter of immigrants takes a penetrating look at Lawrence, Massachusetts, an industrial city that epitomizes America's past--and maybe its future. Schinto makes vivid Lawrence's history--the textile mills that were the birthplace of this country's industrial revolution, the huddled tenements, and more.
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Huddle fever: living in the immigrant cityUser Review - Book Verdict
Journalist/novelist Schinto (Shadow Bands, LJ 12/88) focuses here on Lawrence, Massachusetts, a city that rose out of the Industrial Revolution to become home to European immigrants searching for a better life by working in the textile mills. Immigrants are still coming to Lawrence although they are no longer of European descent; the textile mills have long disappeared. The author lived in Lawrence for ten years and became fascinated by its people and history, which she likens to that of other industrial cities in America. Written in a conversational, friendly style as if the author were talking with her readers rather than giving them a history lecture, her book is full of vignettes about Lawrencians and peppered with her own perceptions. The result is exceptionally personal reading. Unfortunately, the work lacks a bibliography and endnotes, making it difficult for the reader to separate the author's personal opinions from documented sources. For students and those with an interest in immigrants and the Industrial Revolution.--Dorothy Lilly, Grosse Pointe North H.S. Lib., Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.
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this was a great read. especially for me as i've started working in lawrence! lot of little histories that made me feel like i have been here longer than a month!
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