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The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine's Textile Workers on Strike

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Date: November 18, 2019

Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM

Location: Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop Street, Augusta ME 04330

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Join us for a series of Maine history events in the six months leading up to Maine's Bicentennial.

In November, join us for "The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine's Textile Workers on Strike," presented by Elizabeth DeWolfe, PhD.

Elizabeth DeWolfe is Professor of History at the University of New England, where she teaches courses in women’s history, archival research, and American culture. Dr. DeWolfe is a historical detective: she hunts archives for the traces of ordinary women, piecing together their all-but-forgotten lives from disparate clues. Dr. DeWolfe’s book on the short life and tragic death of a textile mill girl, The Murder of Mary Bean, was named the Outstanding Book of 2008 by the New England Historical Association. She has also written on anti-Shaker activists, on textile factory workers, and on an 1890s political scandal involving a US congressman, his mistress, and a spy.

All of the 2019 events are sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council as part of the World in Your Library speaker series. Many thanks to the Maine Humanities Council for making this series possible!

See below for the full list of Lithgow's Maine history events:

Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 6:30
From Slavery to Maine
Candace Kanes

Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 6:30
The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine's Textile Workers on Strike
Elizabeth DeWolfe, PhD

Monday, December 9, 2019 @ 6:30
Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage
Anne Gass

Saturday, January 11, 2020 @ 2
(Snow date January 18)
Exploring Wabanaki Maine History
Maine-Wabanaki REACH

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 6:30
(Snow date February 26)
Bluegrass Concert Featuring Maine Music
Sandy River Ramblers

Monday, March 9, 2020 @ 6:30
Maine's French and Indian Wars: A Mobile Museum
Mark Rohman, Mike Dekker, and Craig Young
The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine's Textile Workers on Strike