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Paterson (N.J.) -- Social life and customs


Working in Paterson

Occupational history projects have been popular for decades, and authors like Studs Terkel helped bring the subject into the mainstream. In 1994, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress embarked on a four-month project to study the occupational culture in Paterson, New Jersey. The site was furtive ground, and Paterson is considered to be the cradle of the Industrial Revolution in...