Mind Among the Spindles

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Description

This piece from British social theorist Harriet Martineau speaks favorably of a visit to Lowell during her extended trip to the United States in the 1830s. This article was occasioned by Martineau’s reading of Mind Amongst the Spindles, an 1844 compilation of selections from the Lowell Offering. After reading the volume, Martineau reflects on her visit with Ralph Waldo Emerson on the lyceum circuit and how impressed she was with the girls’ appearance, vigor, and intellectual curiosity.

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Title

Mind Among the Spindles

Creator

Harriet Martineau

Source

Christian Register
Vol. 23, Issue 51
Pg. 1

Date

December 21, 1844

Subject

Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876--Travel--United States
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882
Lyceums--United States

Coverage

Boston, Massachusetts

Citation

Harriet Martineau, “Mind Among the Spindles,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed December 18, 2017, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/56.