New PDF release: Armenians of the Merrimack Valley (Images of America)

By E. Philip Brown,Tom Vartabedian

ISBN-10: 1467115614

ISBN-13: 9781467115612

whilst one thinks of the Merrimack Valley, shoe retailers and turbines spring to mind. consequently, it used to be a hotbed for Armenian immigrants following international warfare 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. lots of those refugees got here to the Merrimack Valley�settling within the towns of Haverhill, Lawrence, and Lowell�to eke out a greater existence for themselves and their households. other than sweatshop exertions, they sought paintings as barbers and mercenaries, enterprise proprietors and handymen, going to nighttime tuition for higher English criteria and preserving their wealthy historical past 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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