Teaching With Historic Places Lesson Plans: Paterson, New Jersey: America's Silk City


Subject:
Activism , Industries , Labor , U.S. History By Place , New Jersey , Textile , Strikes , Strikes & Lockouts

Description:
This lesson focuses on Paterson, New Jersey, which was known as "Silk City" in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when the town produced large quantities of silk fabric. "In 1913, however, the mills stood silent for five months as workers joined in a bitter strike." The website features readings about labor history in the town, maps, and historic images of mills, looms, dye houses, and other industrial scenes. From the National Park Service.

Publisher:
National Park Service

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/102paterson/102paterson.htm


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