This novel tells the story of the Little Falls, New York textile strike of 1912 from the perspective of one of its leading organizers, M. Helen Schloss. She was a public health nurse and an active socialist before she came to Little Falls at the invitation of a group of wealthy women. When workers at the Phoenix and Gilbert textile mills struck against wage cuts in October, she was ready to support them in every way she could. Over the next three months, Little Falls was the national focus for the growing labor movement as Socialist Party and IWW activists from around the country joined the battle. But it was not the radical celebrities of the era who won the strike. It was the largely female, immigrant workers and the two women who led them: Helen Schloss and Matilda Rabinowitz.
This volume also contains an excerpt from Matilda’s unpublished memoir.
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