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July 28 History Café Recap: Changing Tides in Cambridge Industry

Thu July 28, 2022
7:00 pm edt

Thursday, July 28 at 7 PM ET
Virtual program over Zoom
Free; donations accepted

This event focused on the role of workers in Cambridge factories and large-scale industry.

What did the industrial landscape of the city look like in the 19th and 20th centuries, and what sectors are prominent today? How have waves of migration—both domestic and international—shaped the demographic makeup of Cambridge’s industrial labor force? What struggles have workers faced in the city’s largest industries, and how have they organized and advocated for themselves? What roles have race and gender played in the dynamics of Cambridge industry?