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Women at work : the transformation of work and community in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1826-1860

Author: Thomas Dublin
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Social origins study about the employment of women in the mills(1826-1860) enabled women to enjoy social and independence unknown to their mothers' generation.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Dublin
ISBN: 0231041667 9780231041669 0231041675 9780231041676
OCLC Number: 4805234
Awards: Bancroft Prize, 1980.
Description: xiii, 312 pages, [4] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Responsibility: Thomas Dublin.
Local System Bib Number:
21734

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In the years between 1820 and 1860, the rise of the cotton textile industry in New England altered women's working and living patterns. Thousands of single, young women left their homes to work in  Read more...
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Of the many books of Lowell's operatives, only Dublin's perceives the indissoluble relationship of consciousness and material reality. He has explored this history with better judgment and more Read more...

 
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