Book Talk: “Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World”
Where: Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont St.
718-222-4111 Price: $5
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From the smog-belching smokestacks of Europe’s Industrial Revolution to the outsourced manufacturing cities of today, the factory has come to define the modern world. Distinguished Professor of History at Queens College Joshua B. Freeman assembles the wide-ranging effects heavy industry has had on society, including labor relations, consumption patterns, environmental issues, post-industrial landscapes, and more, in this discussion of his latest book.
Presented in connection with the exhibition, “The Business of Brooklyn.”Buy tickets/get more info now