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 and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-242407

Description

vii, 303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm., "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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

French-Canadians History 19th century.
Immigrants History 19th century.
Chinese History 19th century.
Shoemakers History 19th century.
Working class History 19th century.
Photographers History 19th century.
Photography Social aspects History 19th century.
History 19th century.
History 19th century
Economic conditions 19th century.

Originator

Lee, Anthony W., 1960-

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.

Publication

Princeton : Princeton University Press

Description

vii, 303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN

9780691133256 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691133255 (hardcover : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks F74.A336 L43 2008

Material Type

Pictorial works.

Places

Massachusetts North Adams
North Adams (Mass.)

Variant Title

French Canadian immigrants, enterprising photographers, rascal Yankees, and Chinese cobblers in a nineteenth-century factory town