This program is a history of the Lawrence Strike, a poetic adaptation of "The Rising of the Women: a history of women in the labor movement 1890-1920" by Meredith Tax, to be published later this year (1972?) by McGraw Hill. The chapter on Lawrence was adapted for radio by Ann Snitow. The song "Bread and Roses" was written by James Oppenheim, inspired by banners carried by young mill girls in the Lawrence strike. For this program, it was newly set and sung by Alex Dobkin. Other songs by Heddy West, Sarah Ogan Gunning, Carolyn Hester, and Peggy Seeger were on recording. This program was produced by Ann Snitow, with technical assistance by Liza Cowan.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.