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The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott

Book Review:

I was excited to read this title, having lived near Lowell and being very familiar with the textile mill history of the area.  Established from an ‘eyes on, all in one” perspective from Francis Cabot Lowell, the lower Middlesex River area from Lowell eastwards to Lawrence and beyond was the epicenter of textile production from 1820ish through the early 20th century, with the heyday of the Mill Girls culture almost entirely pre-Civil war, with several labor movements and actions occurring in 1845 and beyond in protest of low wages and rough treatment. Read more of this post