High School Unit III

Lesson A: Suggested Links & Resources

Books

The Lowell Mill Girls: Life in the Factory (Perspectives in History Series), ed. by Joanne Weisman Deitch (Discovery Enterprises, 1997).

The Lowell Offering: Writings by New England Mill Women (1840–1845), ed. by Benita Eisler (W.W. Norton, 1998).

Lyddie, by Katherine Paterson (Lodestar, 1991) [young-adult historical fiction]

Links

Bibliography of Massachusetts nineteenth-century industrial history, Massachusetts Studies Project website

Introduction to the Lowell "mill girls"

"Lowell Mill Girls Go On Strike, 1836" by Harriet Hanson Robinson

Excerpts from Lucy Larcom's A New England Girlhood