The pre-Civil War textile industry in Lowell, Massachusetts exemplified the American industrial revolution and heralded a nationwide shift from farm to factory. During this time, technological innovation, investment capital, entrepreneurship, new methods of industrial organization, and labor provided by "mill girls" propelled large-scale manufacturing in an important U.S. industry. Mill Girls of Lowell gives insight into the role of mill girls in the story of modernization and industrialization.
|Publisher:||History Compass, LLC|
|Series:||Perspectives on History Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Raised in Memphis, Jeff Levinson has led canoeing and hiking trips, built furniture, worked on two presidential campaigns, bartended, played sports, coached kids' soccer, done volunteer work, earned graduate degrees, and advised companies in fields of technology, publishing, business skills, and construction procurement. None of that prepared him for being a Dad. Jeff now lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.