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Kissing the Shuttle

Kissing the Shuttle
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Original poetry, compelling photographs, and illuminating historical summaries depict the rise of textile mills and King Cotton in the 19th century through the turn of the 20th. With industrialization came a matrix of events, sometimes deadly, always in the name of prosperity: Labor "paced' for the first time to feed the world's frenzy for finished cloth. Northern collusion in slave-grown southern cotton. The tuberculosis epidemic. Kissing the shuttle (the “kiss of death”) was a common weaving practice that spread TB. Through the eyes of a young girl inspired by the author’s ancestors, experience daily life in a mill and mill village, a TB sanatorium, and a Rhode Island “open-air” school—the nation’s first. Discover how Rhode Island led a public health movement, one that remains relevant today. Called “a blend of both triumph and tragedy” by Rhode Island’s Historian Laureate, this book by an award winning poet and occupational therapist will inform, surprise, and entertain fans of history and poetry alike.

Kissing the Shuttle – A Lyric History ISBN 978-0-692-06921-9

ISBN/SKU: 
9780692069219
Publication Date: 
2018-07-01
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