I’ll be leading free tour/lectures at the Slater Mill Museum this weekend on early Rhode Island labor history from the first factories to the first strike in US history led by Pawtucket women in 1824.
This will be a real talk tour: we’ll cover the intimate connections between slavery and early capitalism, the dismal conditions of the early child workers, and the growing anger and solidarity that led to our country’s first working class collective action.
This is a special program I’ve been researching for the last year as part of my work at the museum. This is probably the last time it’ll be free so don’t miss it! It’s part of the larger weekend-long Labor and Ethnic Heritage Festival happening on the museum’s grounds complete with food, music, drinking, and more.