The slogan "Bread and Roses" originated in a poem of that name by James Oppenheim, published in The American Magazine in December 1911, which attributed it to "the women in the West." It is commonly associated with a textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts during January–March 1912, now often known as the "Bread and Roses strike".
The slogan appeals for both fair wages and dignified conditions.
Other articles related to "bread and roses":
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Famous quotes containing the words bread and, roses and/or bread:
“I who take here
my bread and life
and sweep the temple,
still I swear
that I would save you,
birds or spirits.”
—Hilda Doolittle (18861961)
“Keep not your roses for my dead, cold brow
The way is lonely, let me feel them now.”
—Arabella Smith (18441916)
“As a preacher, I should be prompted to tell men, not so much how to get their wheat bread cheaper, as of the bread of life compared with which that is bran. Let a man only taste these loaves, and he becomes a skillful economist at once.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)