a grim portrait of the doomed paper industry

Virtual author talk with Michael Hillard: Shredding Paper

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The Rockland Public Library presents author Michael Hillard, Thursday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m., on Zoom. This event is free and open to all.

From the early 20th century until the 1960s, Maine led the nation in paper production. Then the industry slid toward failure. What happened? Dr. Michael Hillard’s accessible and new book, Shredding Paper, uncovers the history behind the rise and fall of Maine’s mighty paper industry. Through a retelling of labor relations and worker experiences, Hillard paints a grim portrait of the doomed paper industry that centers blue-collar workers and families.

Michael Hillard is professor of Economics at the University of Southern Maine. He has published widely in the fields of labor relations, labor and working class history, and the political economy of labor and capitalism. Dr. Hillard regularly provides expert testimony in Maine on macroeconomics and employment issues affecting working people.

For a link to the Zoom event, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on March 11 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line.




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Thu, 03/11/2021 - 6:30pm

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