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Democracy in America @the Virtual NHFPL

A Collaboration between the NHFPL and Yale Public Humanities

2021-03-30 19:00:00 2021-03-30 20:00:00 America/New_York Democracy in America @the Virtual NHFPL “Our Community at Winchester” Virtual -

Tuesday, March 30
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-03-30 19:00:00 2021-03-30 20:00:00 America/New_York Democracy in America @the Virtual NHFPL “Our Community at Winchester” Virtual -

“Our Community at Winchester”

Joan Cavanagh and Elihu Rubin in Conversation with Matt Jacobson.
Part of the ongoing “Democracy in America” @ the NHFPL series 

Joan Cavanagh is the former director of the Greater New Haven Labor History Association. She is an archivist, historical researcher, writer and longtime peace and justice activist who has lived in New Haven since 1977.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Our Community at Winchester: The City and its Workers at New Haven's Gun Factory is based on an exhibit produced by the Greater New Haven Labor History Association in 2013 about workers and the community they created at the Winchester Repeating Arms plant in New Haven throughout the 20th century. Material has been added to the book based on new research. Some of the original information has been revised and/or expanded upon for clarity.

The book traces the workers' long struggle to form a union as they were repeatedly met by powerful management intransigence and resistance. It follows the even greater challenges they faced as the company tried to break strikes, downsized, moved key operations out of New Haven, and repeatedly threatened to close if union members did not offer concessions. It examines the relationship between the City of New Haven and the changing corporate entities that operated the plant as loans and agreements based on guaranteed levels of employment repeatedly had to be amended or abrogated. Finally, it looks at the new "face of New Haven" in the 21st century as exemplified by Winchester Lofts and the companies now occupying Science Park where the factory buildings once stood. The book incorporates 18 interviews with former Winchester employees or their family members that reveal the mixed emotions that many had about their workplace

Login: Link to join Webinar March 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

https://yale.zoom.us/j/93240762128

For more info contact Seth Godfrey  

sgodfrey@nhfpl.org

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Ives Main Library

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About the branch

The Ives Main Library, designed by renowned architect, Cass Gilbert in 1911, is a cornerstone of the historic New Haven Green. The facility is a community treasure and features unique design details, including several WPA-era murals. Ives is open 54 hours a week, Monday-Saturday, and houses major public service departments for children and teens as well as adult reference, a computer tech center and Ives Squared, a newly renovated space for innovation and entrepreneurship.

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