Lowell Offering: Writings By New England Mill Women 1840-1845 by Benita EislerLowell Offering: Writings By New England Mill Women 1840-1845 by Benita Eisler

Lowell Offering: Writings By New England Mill Women 1840-1845

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Paperback | December 2, 1997

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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 1830s and 1840s, 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 community.

Even after long work hours, the women found time and energy to write about their lives and aspirations. From their own literary magazine, the Lowell Offering, here are their letters, stories, essays, and sketches.
Benita Eisler's subject is the life and work of artists, and their worlds. She has written on the Romantics, Byron, Chopin, and George Sand, and is the author of a dual biography of early modernists Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. She lives in New York City.
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Title:Lowell Offering: Writings By New England Mill Women 1840-1845Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.26 × 5.51 × 0.53 inPublished:December 2, 1997

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ISBN - 10:0393316858

ISBN - 13:9780393316858

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The industrial revolution in 19th-century New England described in the words of the workers. Even after long work hours, mill women of Lowell, Massachusetts--the first female industrial wage earners in the United States--found time and energy to write about their lives and aspirations in their own magazine, the LOWELL OFFERING. These writings provide a rare, firsthand glimpse of women's lives in 19th-century America