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Library hosts history lecture

Robert Perraeult will be the guest lecturer for a program entitled “Putting Human Faces on the Textile Industry: The Workers of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company” at Chamberlin Free Public Library in Greenville on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Daily life for the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company’s textile worker was not easy. Perreault sheds light on how people from a variety of European countries as well as from French Canada made the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society and how that change affected families, cultures, the nature of work, and relationships among workers themselves.

Perreault holds an M.F.A. in Fiction from Southern New Hampshire University and a M.A. in French from Rhode Island College, specializing in the study of New England Franco-American culture. He conducts historical tours of Manchester and has published works of fiction and nonfiction in English and French.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 878-1105.

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