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Description - The Lowell Offering by Benita Eisler

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393316858
ISBN-10: 0393316858
Format: Paperback
(208mm x 142mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 17-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Benita Eisler

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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