Robert Forrant, PhD

Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike

Robert Forrant, historian and author of Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike, discusses the 1912 labor strike in Lawrence, MA, which united people from 40 different nationalities to fight together against the powerful Wool Trust for better working conditions.

[Recorded August 6, 2020.]

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      Robert Forrant, PhD, is a professor in the History Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, teaching courses on global labor issues, labor history, immigration, and international development. He is director’s of the department’s graduate program. He has been a consultant to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the International Labour Organization, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the International Metalworkers Federation, and several trade unions. His research activities have been funded by, among others: the International Metalworkers Federation, the International Labour Organization, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Russell Sage Foundation, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the cities of Lowell and Leominister, Massachusetts.