The Diary of a Shirtwaist Striker: A Story of the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike in New York (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Diary of a Shirtwaist Striker: A Story of the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike in New York

I must say I really don't know why I became one - I went down just because everybody else in the workroom did. They did try to explain it all to us girls, but all I could make out from the woman's speech was when she raised her eyes to the ceiling and exclaimed, like they do on the stage: Sisters, mine, we are all with you - the lot of good it'll do us.

Oh, pshaw, if one was to believe all they tell you down there! The idea of their telling us that us girls are nothin' but slaves. Perhaps they are, but not I. I'm a free-born American, I am.

Some of them speakers look too silly for anything, especially that one with the long bushy hair. An' the way he screamed at the top of his voice, one would think that the house is on fire. I wonder if it hurts him - this strike does?

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Theresa Serber Malkiel

Hardback

Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9780331185089

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.9 cm

Page Count - 101

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