Download e-book for iPad: Armenians of the Merrimack Valley (Images of America) by E. Philip Brown,Tom Vartabedian

By E. Philip Brown,Tom Vartabedian

ISBN-10: 1467115614

ISBN-13: 9781467115612

while one thinks of the Merrimack Valley, shoe retailers and generators are evoked. hence, it was once a hotbed for Armenian immigrants following global battle I and the genocide that robbed Armenia of part its inhabitants, with a few 1.5 million sufferers misplaced by the hands of the Ottoman Turkish Empire and one other million humans uprooted from their houses and scattered to a Diaspora. a lot of those refugees got here to the Merrimack Valley�settling within the towns of Haverhill, Lawrence, and Lowell�to eke out a greater lifestyles for themselves and their households. apart from sweatshop exertions, they sought paintings as barbers and mercenaries, enterprise vendors and handymen, going to nighttime college for greater English criteria and holding their wealthy background and tradition intact with their church buildings and group facilities. regardless of the discrimination they confronted with their �strange� names and existence, the Armenians remained tenacious and resilient, contributing to the general welfare in their new promised land.

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