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A shoe-maker's story :being chiefly about French Canadian immigrants, enterprising photographers, rascal Yankees, and Chinese cobblers in a nineteenth-century factory town /Anthony W. Lee.

Collection Type
Books
Variant Title
French Canadian immigrants, enterprising photographers, rascal Yankees, and Chinese cobblers in a nineteenth-century factory town
Originator
Lee, Anthony W., 1960-
Publication
Princeton : Princeton University Press
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter One: What the Shoe Manufacturer Saw -- Chapter Two: What the Photographers Saw -- Chapter Three: What the Crispins Saw -- Chapter Four: What the Chinese Saw -- Postscript.
Date
c2008.
Description
"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 fell silent. So begins A Shoemaker's Story. Anthony Lee seeks to understand the social forces that brought this now-famous photograph into being, and the events and images it subsequently spawned. He traces the rise of photography as a profession and the hopes and experiences of immigrants trying to find their place in the years following the Civil War. He describes the industrialization of the once-traditional craft of shoemaking, and the often violent debates about race, labor, class, and citizenship that industrialization caused." -- Publisher's description.
vii, 303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
0691133255 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780691133256 (hardcover : alk. paper)
GUSN
242407
Call Number
Stacks F74.A336 L43 2008
Descriptive terms
Chinese History 19th century.
Economic conditions 19th century.
French-Canadians History 19th century.
History 19th century
History 19th century.
Immigrants History 19th century.
Photographers History 19th century.
Photography Social aspects History 19th century.
Shoemakers History 19th century.
Working class History 19th century.
Material Type
Pictorial works.
Places
Massachusetts North Adams
North Adams (Mass.)

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