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When Baseball Met Big Bill Haywood : The Battle for Manchester, New Hampshire, 1912–1916

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This book details how the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, a cotton textile company in Manchester, New Hampshire, attempted to reassert its influence over its workforce, the local media, and the local and state government when a 1912 strike broke out in nearby Lawrence, Massachusetts, and threatened to bring the Industrial Workers of the World union to Manchester. The company created a baseball club as part of benevolence programs designed to improve living conditions for workers, promote company pride, and Americanize immigrants, building Textile Field in 1913. Chapters describe the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in the context of the Progressive Era; the unrest in Manchester from before the Lawrence strike until the state and national elections of 1912 and the company’s loss of control over local, state, and national politics; its attempts to regain control over its city and workforce through baseball; and the disastrous 1914 season and how it led the Amoskeag Textile Club to drop out of the Manufacturers League. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 243
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Scott C. Roper & Stephanie Abbot Roper
Language: English
Street Date: October 30, 2017
TCIN: 52392828
UPC: 9781476665467
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-2890
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