The Factories of Lowell, And The Factory Girls

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Description

This article from frequent contributor Eliza Jane Cate puts a face to the often-anonymous mill girls. The story describes an unhappy family with children and their struggle for survival. As each of the children marries and moves away, the prettiest daughter decides to work in a mill and create a better future for herself. Although the girl is ridiculed for her choice, she finds happiness and autonomy at the mill. The article suggests that the mill girls are neither lowly laborers nor morally base; instead, they are virtuous girls that come from good communities in search of a better life.

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Title

The Factories of Lowell, And The Factory Girls

Creator

Eliza Jane Cate

Source

The New England Offering
Vol. 2

Date

May 1, 1848

Subject

Cate, Eliza Jane, 1812-1884
Lowell (Mass.)--Fiction

Coverage

Lowell, Massachusetts

Citation

Eliza Jane Cate, “The Factories of Lowell, And The Factory Girls,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed December 18, 2017, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/61.