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Farm to Factory

by Thomas Dublin

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This is a collection of New England women's letters, many of whom worked in the mills and factories of the region. The letters give the reader a little peek into both the rural life for young women of this era, but also the urban life of the mill workers. It also portrays the broad kinship ties these women had with one another, and with their extended families. Dublin, a social historian now teaching at SUNY Binghamton, provides a readable, thorough introduction, footnotes and an afterward which enhances one's reading. I love this stuff.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 023108157X, Paperback)

Between 1820 and 1860, tens of thousands of single women streamed from rural New England to find work in the burgeoning factory towns of the region. In "Farm to Factory" Thomas Dublin has selected five sets of letters in order to provide a personal view of the first generation of American women employed for wages outside their own homes. The letters he has selected provide a unique perspective on early industrial capitalism and its effects on women.

The second edition of what has become a classic work contains a new introduction, placing the women's correspondence in the context of broader economic developments in early-nineteenth-century New England, and a new set of letters written by Emeline Larcom from Lowell, Massachusetts. Like thos in the first edition, these letters will lure you back in time, offering a broadened view of women's lives in the nineteenth century.

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