SANDWICH, THE TOWN THAT GLASS BUILT by Harriot Buxton Barbour

SANDWICH, THE TOWN THAT GLASS BUILT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a different sort of book from Townsend Soudder's Concord -- but has its own claim to appeal, among not only historians and antiquarians, but to people specifically interested in the history of glass-making (and their name is legion in these days of amateur collectors of pressed glass). This is the story of a family- the Jarves, who in Deming Jarves, founded the famous glassworks which have spread the fame of Sandwich throughout the world; it is the story of a country town, touched by the Industrial Revolution, growing into an industrial center with specialized industry; it is the story- in miniature- of the labor movement in America; it is the story of the reflection of the nation's history in a backwater, where the spirit of democracy was strong, where Daniel Webster set his mark, where monetary crises were reflected in the daily work round. And finally, it is the story of the early steps which led from a craft to mass production.

Pub Date: June 22nd, 1948
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin