Text&Textile: The Literature and Song of Resistance

Beinecke Library

The Song of the Shirt. (ca 1 hour) A reading program of powerful 19th and 20th C literary texts--from famous anthems to newly-translated poems and drama--about the situation and struggles of weavers, mill-girls, milliners, sweat-shop seamstresses, and other textile workers, in various parts of Europe, as in New York, Massachussetts, and New Haven.