Lawrence in the Gilded Age

Lawrence in the Gilded Age

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The Gilded Age, c. 1870-1898, was a time of promise and expanding horizons for the people of Lawrence, known as "the Queen City on the Merrimack." Passenger trains, horse-drawn trolleys, and electric streetcars dominated transportation, one-third of the population worked in manufacturing, and thirteen newspapers brought the latest information to the city's burgeoning population of nearly sixty thousand people. Through unique images from the special collections of the Lawrence Public Library, rich commentary, and a virtual walking tour, Lawrence in the Gilded Age relives the last three decades of the nineteenth century in Lawrence, which had managed to avoid the labor strikes and political and social unrest that plagued the city in the early twentieth century.
Publisher: Portsmouth, N.H. : Arcadia, 2004.
ISBN: 9780738535104
0738535109
Branch Call Number: 974.45 SA56
Characteristics: 128 pages : chiefly illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.

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