Becky McCabe sends a link to the Slate series about histories gleaned from student report cards at the needle trades high school in Manhattan. While only three entries have been posted, the material is riveting and addictive. Says historian and journalist Paul Lukas:
It wasn’t so surprising that Marie had saved her diploma. Manhattan Trade helped arrange employment for her for more than a decade, helped her support her family during hard times, and taught her skills that she used for most of her life and passed on to her daughter. Not bad for a school she attended for only two years.
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