Packinghouse Daughter: A Memoir

Packinghouse Daughter: A Memoir

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A unique blend of memoir and public history, Packinghouse Daughter, winner of the Minnesota Book Award, tells a compelling story of small-town, working-class life. The daughter of a Wilson & Company millwright, Cheri Register recalls the 1959 meatpackers' strike that divided her hometown of Albert Lea, Minnesota. The violence that erupted when the company replaced its union workers with strikebreakers tested family loyalty and community stability. Register skillfully interweaves her own memories, historical research, and oral interviews into a narrative that is thoughtful and impassioned about the value of blue-collar work and the dignity of those who do it.

ISBN: 9780060936846

Published Date: January 1, 2001

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 278

Size: 8.01" l x 5.32" w x 0.66"