Palumbo believes readers will find this look back at the history of working conditions in factories interesting as many factory jobs are sent to different countries where policies and laws about working conditions are different from the U.S.
DELAND, FL (PRWEB) August 30, 2012
In his new book “Through Carmela's Eyes” (published by AuthorHouse), author Frank Palumbo Jr. tells the story of Carmela Teoli, his grandmother, and a historic person in the history of working conditions policies in the United States.
Carmela was, as a young girl, brought to the U.S. from Italy in hopes of a better life. However, life in America wasn’t easy, and her parents pulled Carmela from school and sent her to work in a wool mill when she was just 12. While working in the mill, Carmela suffered a terrible accident that would affect the rest of her life. She would testify before a congressional committee about the conditions of the wool mill, bringing about a change in federal policy about working conditions in the country.
An excerpt from “Through Carmela's Eyes”:
“Gennaro’s heart broke as Carmela saw her father and screamed out for him. ‘Papa!’ she cried upon seeing him, ‘It hurts… it hurts so bad!’ Gennaro scooped her up in his arms, knowing that this was a serious injury and that she needed immediate medical attention. Obviously, the people at the mill had no intention of helping his little girl beyond wrapping a dirty rag around her bleeding head.”
Palumbo believes readers will find this look back at the history of working conditions in factories interesting as many factory jobs are sent to different countries where policies and laws about working conditions are different from the U.S. “It took two generations to be able to bring out the hidden secrets,” says Palumbo about telling his grandmother’s story. “We’ve finally set the record straight.”
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