Many of our Italian ancestors were part of the Bread & Roses Strike of 1912. Protesting the terrible conditions and low pay in the Lawrence MA textile mills, these recent immigrants from Italy, Poland, Greece and other European countries took to the street in an exceptional movement. I know my g-g-aunt Caterina Favazza Aluia was a textile worker during this period. I also know my Favazza, Orlando & Lucido cousins working in those mills. Do you know who in your family was there?
See: http://www.lucyparsonsproject.org/iww/k ... roses.html