The New England mill girls
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The New England mill girls feminine influence in the development of public libraries in New England 1820-1860 by

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Written in English


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Statementby Elfrieda B. McCauley.
The Physical Object
Pagination365 leaves.
Number of Pages365
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17253434M

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  In New England, there were a number of girls who had some education, in that they could read and write. And working in the textile mill seemed like a step up from working on the family farm. Working at a job and earning wages was an innovation in the early decades of the 19th century when many Americans still worked on family farms or at small.   A powerful Massachusetts politician in learned the hard way not to mess with the mill girls – and especially not with Sarah Bagley. To the mill girls of antebellum New England, Sarah Bagley stood taller than the reform leaders of the day. She meant more to them than Horace Mann, Susan B. Anthony, Dorothea Dix, [ ]. It introduced a new system of integrated manufacturing to the United States and established new patterns of employment and urban development that were soon replicated around New England and elsewhere. By , the factories in Lowell employed at some estimates more than 8, textile workers, commonly known as mill girls or factory girls.   A long brick boardinghouse with workers posed outside. The majority of mill girls in Lowell lived in boardinghouses. These large, corporation-owned buildings were often run by a female keeper, or a husband and wife.A typical boardinghouse consisted of eight units, with 20 to 40 women living in each unit.

Mill Girls to Activists; Book Reviews; Mill Times Vocabulary; The Boarding House Life in New England. Laconia Boarding House. The boarding houses of New England usually hosted about girls total. With all of the girls at the home, they met a lot of new friends. Suprisingly enough there was only one caretaker.   Summary: Want to find waterfalls or swimming holes in New England this is THE book to get! Read more. 5 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Morgan Wildfire. out of 5 stars A awesome update to an already great book. Reviewed in the United States on Octo Reviews: Troops of young girls came from different parts of New England, and from Canada, and men were employed to collect them at so much a head, and deliver them at the factories At the time the Lowell cotton mills were started the caste of the factory girl was the lowest among the employments of women. The ones here are fairly local to me in my New England travels. But I’m always on the lookout for a new one Don’t forget to visit my online gallery where you can see other ones in my collection. Also if you want to explore more vintage buildings, I have a gallery of covered bridges of New England that you might like to look through.

The Lowell, Mass., textile mills where they worked were widely admired. But for the young women from around New England who made the mills run, they were a living hell. A mill worker named Amelia—we don't know her full name—wrote that mill girls worked an . The Mill Women of Lowell, Massachusetts--the first female industrial wage earners in the United States--were a new social and economic phenomenon in American society. In the s and s, drawn by the highest wages offered to female employees anywhere in America, they sought and found independence and opportunity in the country's first planned industrial . The book is comprised of 4 short biographies of Northern women who at some point worked in a mill. I wanted to love this book but found it repetitive, it was clear that the interviewer/editor of the book had asked the ladies all exactly the same follow up questions - which at points were answered almost word for word by each person/5(9). Written when he was a freshman senator from Massachusetts, Kennedy’s book focuses on, among others, New England political giants such as .