Loom and Spindle

Author: Harriet Robinson

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 9781429045247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

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Author Harriet Robinson (1825-1911), born Harriet Jane Hanson in Boston, offers a first person account of her life as a factory girl in Lowell, Massachusetts in this 1898 work. Robinson moved with her widowed mother and three siblings to Lowell as the cotton industry was booming, and began working as a bobbin duffer at the age of ten for $2 a week. Her reflections of the life, some 60 years later, are unfailingly upbeat. She was educated, in public school, by private lesson, and in church. The community was tightly knit. She also had the opportunity to write poetry and prose for the factory girls' literary magazine The Lowell Offering. When mill girls returned to their rural family homes, she says, "" instead of being looked down upon as 'factory girls,' they were more often welcomed as coming from the metropolis, bringing new fashions, new books, and new ideas with them.""
Loom and Spindle

Author: Harriet Jane Hanson Robinson


ISBN: 1332404197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

View: 944

Excerpt from Loom and Spindle: Or Life Among the Early Mill Girls; With a Sketch of the Lowell Offering and Some of Its Contributors About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Loom and Spindle

Author: Harriet Jane Hanson Robinson

Publisher: Islander Group Incorporated

ISBN: 0916630021

Category: History

Page: 128

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"Loom and Spindle" is the rich, warmly humorous, and honest memoir of Harriet Hanson Robinson, who went work in the cotton mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, at the age of ten, in 1835. Her account is one of the true classics of America's coming of age, and one of the few records that we have of the working woman in the early nineteenth century. -- From publisher's description.
Loom and Spindle

Author: Harriet H Robinson


ISBN: 935403134X


Page: 234

View: 105

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.
Loom And Spindle

Author: Harriet Jane Hanson Robinson

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 1377229106


Page: 232

View: 935

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Eight Human Skulls in a Dung Heap and More

Author: Annet Nieuwhof

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9789492444363

Category: Social Science

Page: 447

View: 128

The study of ritual practice in the past is an accepted part of archaeological research these days. Yet, its theoretical basis is still not fully mature. This book aims at making a contribution to the study of ritual practice in the past by assembling a theoretical framework, which is tailored to the needs of archaeology, and which helps to identity and interpret the remains of rituals in the past. This framework is applied in a special archaeological region: the coastal area of the northern Netherlands, a former salt marsh area. In the past, people lived here on artificial dwelling mounds, so-called terps. Preservation conditions are excellent in this wetland area. This study makes use of the well-preserved remains of rituals in terps, to examine the role of ritual practice in the societies of the pre-Roman and Roman Iron Age in this area.