What was the unlikely alliance between mill girls and factory overseers? Did the immigrants of the 19th century just melt easily into American culture? Labor historian Bob Forrant of UMass Lowell begins this season of storytelling and listening with some stories of his own.
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“Procrastination is the thief of time,” was one of my great grandmother’s favorite sayings. She would trot it out when she wanted me to finish a task for her, complete a homework assignment, or write a long neglected thank you note to an elderly relative. I ignored her quite often, and no dire results ensued.
What happened to the women of 29 Endicott Street? See Part 2 of our conversation with Jade Luiz, archaeologist ,”Privies, Prostitutes and Personal History.”
Prostitutes in 19th century Boston? Women-owned businesses or “soiled doves?” Or both? Join Archaeologist and historian Jade Luiz as we explore what can be learned about these women from a combination of archaeological artifacts and genealogical research. Podcast Part I: Who were they?
by Pam Pacelli Cooper President, Verissima Productions Memoirists in Video, Audio and Print Last week I watched an Episode of “60 Minutes” in which two female astronomers described the astounding amount of information coming back to us on Earth through the Hubble Telescope from the myriad of stars and galaxies in outer space. “Light comes
It seems our world has been turning faster than usual these past few months. On the world stage, events of huge magnitude—the melting of the Western Antarctic ice, the decision of Britain to leave the European union, the enormous migration of displaced persons from Syria and other countries—plus the 24-hour news cycle have made staying “informed” and keeping connected seem more difficult than ever.
Interview with Lori Stokes, Scholar Books about Salem: “ A Storm of Witchcraft” by Emerson Baker “ Entertaining Satan,” by John Putnam Demos Excellent app by Emerson Baker and others on itunes: The Salem Witch Trials The Puritans were more exciting than you think: John Winthrop’s journal: Available from many different sources, including Google Books
Four hands, turning in coordinated motions. The swish and slap of two ropes on the concrete playground, two girls leaping in unison to the rhythm: Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack All dressed in black, black, black With silver buttons, buttons, buttons All down her back, back, back… A grandmother takes a restless child in her
How many of these names do you recognize as famous entertainers? These are their given names and many of them appear on the Memorial plaques at The Actor’s Temple. If you don’t know, Google them to find out: Benjamin Kubelsky Aaron Chwatt Sonya Kalish Edward Israel Iskowitz Shirley Schrift Mendel Berlinger Mechel Saltpeter For more
By Pam Pacelli Cooper Verissima Productions Riding the train from Cambridge to Downtown Boston has become a lonely business over the last 5 years. The once lively cars have quieted down as passengers dive ever more deeply into reading their texts and e-mails and zoning out to the music pulsing through their ear pods. Like