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American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston MA

Oct 14 2021
American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears

A story about people: who we consider to be one of us and how the dignity of work lies at the heart of who we are.

What happens when Americans lose their jobs?  In this illuminating story of ruin and reinvention, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Farah Stockman gives an up-close look at the profound role work plays in our sense of identity and belonging, as she follows three workers whose lives unravel when the factory they have dedicated so much to closes down.

“With humor, breathtaking honesty, and a historian’s satellite view, Stockman illuminates the fault lines ripping America apart.”—Beth

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Contact: 617-720-7600


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Book signing and reception to follow.


Boston Athenæum

10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Info regarding how this event is being affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.:

PANDEMIC SAFETY PRACTICES To protect all who come through our doors, everyone must follow current state and city guidelines at all times. Per the City of Boston's public health order, all people over age two must wear a mask or face covering inside the building. The guidance allows for speakers and performers to unmask while six feet away from audiences. Our in-person events will continue as scheduled. Monitor your health and stay home if you feel unwell. If you’ve been in contact with anyone who’s tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19, please visit another time. In-person event attendees are asked to confirm that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Most of our events are designed as mixed-presence, with in-person and virtual options. If you’re unvaccinated, we strongly urge you to join us virtually. A changing environment demands flexibility. We thank everyone in the broader BA community for your understanding if events and access need to change at any point. We send our most timely public updates via email; everyone is welcome to join our email list.

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details

Face Masks Required: Yes
Limited Capacity: Yes
Reservations Required: Yes
Proof of Vaccination Required: No

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