A Woman Possessed

A Woman Possessed In silk mill workers in Paterson New Jersey went on strike demanding an eight hour work day and better working conditions reasonable requests that nevertheless led to the arrest of over

  • Title: A Woman Possessed
  • Author: Marilyn Hering
  • ISBN: 9781450279987
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1913, silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey, went on strike, demanding an eight hour work day and better working conditions reasonable requests that nevertheless led to the arrest of over 1,800 people Young Eleanor O Bannion was not arrested, but she was there Living in the tenements of Paterson, she survived near starvation, poverty, and illness She survived witIn 1913, silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey, went on strike, demanding an eight hour work day and better working conditions reasonable requests that nevertheless led to the arrest of over 1,800 people Young Eleanor O Bannion was not arrested, but she was there Living in the tenements of Paterson, she survived near starvation, poverty, and illness She survived with the yearnings of love Her heart belongs to the charismatic and passionate Dante Ravelli, a union leader, supporting the workers at the Great Silk Strike But can Eleanor trust him to love her back Against her better judgment, she decides to marry Charles Lafferty, the wealthy son of a silk baron Charles is stable, dependable, and safe So why does she continue to think about the dashing Ravelli Eleanor carries her own secret past, and this secret robs her of any happiness as she struggles to look to the future and find fulfilling love with her husband She has survived so much she knows she will continue to thrive Any choice she makes will hurt a man she loves Who will she choose in the end Ravelli or Charles or perhaps, her own liberation

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    1. An Era Nor To Be ForgottenThe story of the era and the horrific working conditions as found in the silk mills of Patterson, New Jersey as told in this story actually existed all over the United States with terrible living conditions for the laborers and the viciousness of the strikes if the workers were pushed beyond human endurance. This story centers on seventeen year old Eleanor O’Bannion, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth O’Bannion, he a wife beater to the extent he crippled his wife and [...]

    2. In 1913, silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey, went on strike, demanding an eight-hour work day and better working conditions. Living in the tenements of Paterson, Eleanor O'Bannion survived near starvation, poverty, and illness. Her heart belongs to the passionate Dante Ravelli, a union leader, supporting the workers at the Great Silk Strike. She decides to marry Charles Lafferty, the son of a silk baron, who is stable, dependable, and safe. Any choice she makes will hurt a man she loves. [...]

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