Vulnerable Akron: the first great sit-down
Date Written: 23/12/2013
Year Published: 2013
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX15970
Akron, rubber manufacturing capital of the world. A drab Mid-Western industrial city of 255,000. A city with a hum, a throb, anodor all its own. It made the front pages in February, 1936. A strike had closed the largest tire factory on the globe, which had 14,000 employees.