“Robert Forrant and Christoph Strobel, under contract to Lowell National Historical Park, defined, researched and created an ethnographic overview of immigrant communities, past and present, in Lowell, Massachusetts. “The Big Move” features a selection of the thirty-five oral histories they compiled for the larger story. Emblematic of Lowell’s diverse population, the oral histories in “The Big Move” provide an intensely personal perspective that brings to life the individual achievements and challenges that are representative of issues faced by their larger communities in the 21st century. (David Blackburn, Lowell Nat’l Hist. Park)
Forrant and Strobel are faculty members of the UMass Lowell History Department. The book release party will take place on Sunday, May 22, from 2 to 4 pm, in O’Leary Library auditorium, 61 Wilder Street, Lowell, UMass Lowell South Campus. The community is invited to attend.