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Between and 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.

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Farm to Factory

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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For wages outside their own homes The letters he has selected provide a uniue perspective on early industrial capitalism and its effects on womenThe Farm to PDFEPUBsecond edition of what has become a classic work contains a new introduction placing the women's correspondence in the context.

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  1. says:

    Women's opportunities to work in factories and towns to supplement the family income and surprisingly often to earn a dowry Correspondence uoted extensively with footnotes making further reading and understanding really easy

  2. says:

    A very interesting look into the lifes of women working outside of the home in the New England clothing factories of the 19th century through their letters to family and vice versa It is a look at the economics of the time t