Putting Human Faces on the Textile Industry: The Workers of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company

The Manchester City Library invites you to an informative presentation on the Amoskeag Mills and the people who worked in them. This program will be held on Wednesday, June 14th at 6pm in the Auditorium. Join us for a fascinating look into Manchester’s past.

Daily life for the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company's textile worker was not easy. Robert Perreault sheds light on how people from a variety of European countries as well as from French Canada made the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society and how that change affected families, cultures, the nature of work, and relationships among workers themselves. 

Robert B. Perreault has worked as a research assistant/oral history interviewer, librarian/archivist, freelance writer, historical tour guide, public speaker, photographer, and conversational French teacher to promote Manchester's history and New England's Franco-American culture since 1973. His works of nonfiction and fiction, written in French, in English or in both languages, include seven books and more than 150 articles, essays, and short stories published in the US, Canada and France. Perreault holds an MA in French with specialization in New England Franco-American studies from Rhode Island College and an MFA in Creative Writing/Fiction from SNHU. In June 2012, Manchester's Centre Franco-American named him "Franco-American of the Year."

This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council

For questions, call Caitlin at 603-624-6550 x7620 or email cdionne@manchesternh.gov

Signup for this program is not required, but if you’d like a reminder email, you can sign up through our library calendar!

Wednesday Jun 14, 2023
6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
Caitlin Dionne    603-624-6550 x7620    cdionne@manchesternh.gov
There are 58 spaces available.