History of the Industrial Revolution in Song
Bev & Jerry Praver

In this workshop, Bev & Jerry Praver will trace the history of the industrial revolution using songs to illustrate the points. They'll talk about how it began, working conditions, wages, child labor, unions, automation, and foreign competition and will weigh the pros and cons of the industrial revolution. They even have some artifacts and pictures they can share as well as a very neat poem about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

Bev & Jerry are now retired but were full-time musicians for 20 years presenting music programs in schools throughout California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. They also did Elderhostel programs and, in the summer, did more than 300 folk music programs at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Oregon. They play about fifteen instruments between them and often sing unaccompanied.