Loom and Spindle

Author: Harriet Robinson

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 9781429045247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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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

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1528461177

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

View: 977

Excerpt from Loom and Spindle: Or Life Among the Early Mill Girls; With a Sketch of the Lowell Offering and Some of Its Contributors Whenever the history of economic condi tions in this country shall be written, the author will express his gratitude for all works giving the details of especial epochs and phases of ih dustrial life. Among them he will find no more interesting experience than that attending the entrance of women to the industrial field. The author of Loom and Spindle contributes something more than her personal experiences at Lowell during the early years of the textile factories, - she contributes an inside view of the workings of a new system of labor, which had been transplanted from England, and which originated with the application of power to spin ning and weaving. 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: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1314970763


Page: 246

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
Loom and Spindle

Author: Harriet Robinson

Publisher: Ravenio Books


Category: History


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This classic includes the following chapters: I. Lowell Sixty Years Ago II. Child-Life in the Lowell Cotton-Mills III. The Little Mill-Girl’s Alma Mater IV. The Characteristics of the Early Factory Girls V. Characteristics VI. The Lowell Offering and Its Writers VII. The Lowell Offering (Continued) VIII. Brief Biographies of Some of the Writers for the Lowell Offering IX. The Cotton-Factory of Today
Loom and Spindle

Author: Harriet Jane Hanson Robinson

Publisher: Islander Group Incorporated

ISBN: 0916630021

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 434

"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.
Eight Human Skulls in a Dung Heap and More

Author: Annet Nieuwhof

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9789492444363

Category: Social Science

Page: 447

View: 693

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.