"To Supply the Entire World with Plenty”: Stories From New Hampshire’s Labor History.
Storyteller and former WFC Co-Director Andy Davis dramatizes little known tales of the struggles of the Granite State’s working people, from the strike of the Cocheco “mill girls” in 1828, to the 1920 Palmer Raids in which hundreds of accused Communists were rounded up in 8 NH towns, to the McCarthy Era wave of persecution. Through stories drawn from individual lives, Andy will share tales of courage and reflect on how this history lives on today.
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Andy Davis got his start as a storyteller telling comic tales by candlelight in Mexican refugee camps 30 years ago. He has since broadened and refined his craft and, while based in New Hampshire, has entertained audiences as far north as County Down, as far east as Paris, as far south as Bamako, and as far west as San Diego. His varied repertoire of tales contains equal parts multicultural folklore, magical realism, grassroots history, and personal experience.