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Author Chaim M Rosenberg to speak at Lowell National Historical Park

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Date: September 28, 2007
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705


ConcordFestival of Authors Event at Lowell National Historical Park


The Concord Festival of Authors presents Chaim M. Rosenberg, author of Goods for Sale: Products and Advertising in the Massachusetts Industrial Age at Lowell National Historical Park. On October 24, Rosenberg will lead a discussion about the diverse manufacturing enterprises that flourished in Lowell from 1865-1920.  Following the discussion there will be a book signing, and copies of Goods for Sale will be available for purchase. The discussion will begin at 7:30pm in the Visitor Center on 246 Market Street, Lowell. Please call 978-369-3807 for more information or visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.com.


About the Book: A Different Perspective of Industrialized Lowell


Goods for Sale is a vibrant portrait of the “Gilded Age” of Massachusetts industry. Although Lowell is remembered as a great textile city with a population of thousands, perhaps less recognized is the city’s patent medicine industry. In his book, Rosenberg argues that Lowell’s medicine men, and their concoctions that claimed to cure a vast array of ailments, brought Lowell almost as much renown as the textile industry.


About the Author


Chaim Rosenberg is associate professor of psychiatry at Boston University and author of The Great Workshop: Boston’s Victorian Age.  Born in South Africa, he left that country in 1960 after completing medical school; and in 1968 he came to Massachusetts, where much of his career was spent working in old factory towns.





Did You Know?

Historic etching, Lowell National Historical park

The population of Lowell grew dramatically during the years of industrial expansion-rising from about 2,500 in 1826 to more than 33,000 in 1850, when Lowell was the second largest city in Massachusetts.