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Legacies of Labor

Lebanese Factory Workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1890-1950

This project highlights the stories of Lebanese mill workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts from 1890 to 1950. Over one-third of early Lebanese immigrants worked in American mills and factories yet their experiences have often been overshadowed by the story of Lebanese merchants and peddlers. This project works to uncover the rich stories of Lebanese-American industrial workers in a bustling New England mill town. 

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A woman spinning cotton yarn in a Lawrence, MA mill. Image courtesy of The Library of Congress.

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