Farm to Factory: Women's Letters, 1830-1860 / Edition 2

Farm to Factory: Women's Letters, 1830-1860 / Edition 2

by Thomas Dublin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 023108157X

ISBN-13: 9780231081573

Pub. Date: 05/20/1993

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Between 1820 and 1860, tens of thousands of single women streamed from rural New England to find work in the burgeoning factory towns of the region. In "Farm to Factory" Thomas Dublin has selected five sets of letters in order to provide a personal view of the first generation of American women employed for wages outside their own homes. The letters he has selected

Overview

Between 1820 and 1860, tens of thousands of single women streamed from rural New England to find work in the burgeoning factory towns of the region. In "Farm to Factory" Thomas Dublin has selected five sets of letters in order to provide a personal view of the first generation of American women employed for wages outside their own homes. The letters he has selected provide a unique perspective on early industrial capitalism and its effects on women.

The second edition of what has become a classic work contains a new introduction, placing the women's correspondence in the context of broader economic developments in early-nineteenth-century New England, and a new set of letters written by Emeline Larcom from Lowell, Massachusetts. Like thos in the first edition, these letters will lure you back in time, offering a broadened view of women's lives in the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231081573
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/20/1993
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
217
Sales rank:
417,023
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

IllustrationsPreface to Second EditionAcknowledgementIntroduction1. The Hodgdon Letters2. Letters to Sabrina Bennett3. The Larcom Letters4. Mary Paul Letters5. Delia Page LettersAfterwordIndex

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