Audio Recordings "My mother left for work at 6:30 and she didn't come back until six at night."
Articles and Essays with this item:
Taylor, David Alan
Hours of Labor
- "My mother left for work at 6:30 and she didn't come back until six at night."
- Contributor Names
- Costa, Marianna (Narrator)
- Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Italian Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Retirees
- - Textile industry
- - Hours of labor
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Haledon
- - Interview with retired textile union official Marianna Costa at her home in Haledon, New Jersey.
- - Summary of audio segment: Work days were long for her parents. "My mother left for work at 6:30 and she didn't come back until six at night. It was a long day between transportation and a ten-hour work day she was away almost twelve hours. [My father] would leave at about seven and he was out doing construction, in was in building, and he would get back by five -- an hour before she did because of the transportation. He had a bicycle so he was able to do better time. And she had to walk to a bus and walk the distance back home."
- Analog Audio Cassette
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A010
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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