Life in the Textile Mills

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Nonfiction Books
Call number Author Title
338.47 Moran Moran, William. The belles of New England: The women of the textile mills and the families whose wealth they wove.
331.892 Watson Watson, Bruce. Bread and roses: Mills, migrants, and the struggle for the American dream.
331.88 Juravich Juravich, Tom. Commonwealth of toil: Chapters in the history of Massachusetts workers and their unions.
331.4 Lowell The Lowell offering: Writings by New England mill women (1840-1845).
331.4 Needle A Needle, a bobbin, a strike: Women needleworkers in America.
B LARCOM, L.   Larcom, Lucy. A New England girlhood: Outlined from memory.
331.4 Dublin Dublin, Thomas. Transforming women's work: New England lives in the industrial revolution.
331.4 Dublin Dublin, Thomas. Women at work: The transformation of work and community in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1826-1860.
Fiction Books
Call number Author Title
J FICTION McCully McCully, Emily Arnold. The bobbin girl.
FICTION Zaroulis Zaroulis, N. L. Call the darkness light.
FICTION Rossner Rossner, Judith. Emmeline.
FICTION Shreve Shreve, Anita. Fortune's rocks.
CASSETTE FICTION Shreve Shreve, Anita. Fortune's rocks [sound recording].
J FICTION Paterson Paterson, Katherine. Lyddie.
J PB Paterson Paterson, Katherine. Lyddie.
J CASSETTE Paterson Paterson, Katherine. Lyddie [sound recording].
FICTION Graver Graver, Elizabeth. Unravelling.


Holt Labor Library
An overview of the strike and an excellent bibliography are on this site.

Lawrence Heritage State Park
A restored boarding house with two floors of interactive exhibits tells the tale of Lawrence, one of the nation's first planned industrial cities. Along with stories of Lawrence's mill workers and industry, the workers' role in the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike is relived with images and sounds. Walk along the esplanade of a nineteenth-century canal and through a park created within the walls of an industrial-era building.

Lowell National Historical Park
The history of America's Industrial Revolution is commemorated at this National Park in Lowell, Massachusetts. The park includes textile mills, worker housing, 5.6 miles of canals, and 19th-century commercial buildings.

Mass Moments - Bread and Roses Strike Begins
From the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, includes links to primary sources.

October 2005



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