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Strike!The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson$
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David Lee McMullen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034867

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034867.001.0001

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Worker Against Worker

Worker Against Worker

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(p.120) 13 Worker Against Worker
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Strike!
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David Lee McMullen

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0013

One of the last organized events of the textile workers strike occurred when Dawson and other Textile Mill Committee leaders took a group of children to the office of the New Bedford school superintendent to protest the brutal treatment these children had received in school from teachers and classmates, and to ask the school system to provide food and clothing for the children of the strikers. When the superintendent declined, the committee called for a student strike. On October 6 of that year, the mill owners of New Bedford announced that they would open their mills on the following day. After almost six months, the New Bedford textile strike was over. The unskilled workers had been sold out by the skilled workers in a bargain between the Textile Council and the Manufacturers' Association. Most unskilled workers felt they had no choice but to return to work.

Keywords:   Textile Mill Committee, labor leaders, unskilled workers, textile workers, labor strike, mass demonstration

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