In Their Own Eyes

Diary of a Shirtwaist Striker


"Well, well, I think this strike is a more serious business than I thought,

otherwise the papers wouldn't make so much of it.

It feels so good to be somebody.

It even gave me courage to tell ma that I, too, am a striker."


Theresa Serber Malakiel's fictionalized diary begins with an entry dated November 23, 1909. The account may be accessed below by month or in its full text.






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