Packinghouse Daughter: A Memoir

August 21, 2001|
Packinghouse Daughter: A Memoir by Cheri Register
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A unique blend of memoir and public history, Packinghouse Daughter, winner of the Minnesota Book Award, tells a compelling story of small-town, working-class life. The daughter of a Wilson & Company millwright, Cheri Register recalls the 1959 meatpackers'' strike that divided her hometown of Albert Lea, Minnesota. The violence that erupted when the company "replaced" its union workers with strikebreakers tested family loyalty and community stability. Register skillfully interweaves her own memories, historical research, and oral interviews into a narrative that is thoughtful and impassioned about the value of blue-collar work and the dignity of those who do it.

Cheri Register often tells people her University of Chicago Ph.D. really stands for "Packinghouse Daughter." The opening chapter of Packinghouse Daughter was cited as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 1996. Other excerpts have appeared in Hungry Mind Review, University of Chicago Magazine, and the book Is Academic Feminism Dead? ...
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Title:Packinghouse Daughter: A Memoir
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.65 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.65 in
Published:August 21, 2001
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060936846

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