Aspirations and Anxieties: New England Workers and the Mechanized Factory System, 1815-1850

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Chapter 1
1.
Mrs. Ephrain Holt, "Reminiscence," (written in the winter of 1888-1889), Peterborough Historical Society, Peterborough, New Hampshire (copy in the New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, N.H.). All quotations in this study from nineteenth-century sources, whether published or in manuscript form, have been left in their original spelling, punctuation, and grammar. The rhetoric and voices of the workers have been preserved without imposing modern usage on them.
2.
Abigail Mussey, Life Sketches and Experiences ( Cambridge, Mass.: Dakin and Metcalf, 1866), pp. 12-14, 16.
3.
Letter of L[ucy] M Davis to Sabrina Bennett, September 25, 1846, in Gary Kulik, Roger Parks, and Theodore Penn, eds., The New England Factory Village, 1790-1860, in Documents in American Industrial History, v. 2, ed. Michael Folsom ( Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1982), p. 399.
4.
Letter of Mary Cowles, Lowell, [Mass.], to her sister, December 6, 1847, Museum of American Textile History (hereafter, MATH), North Andover, Massachusetts; Lucy Larcom, A New England Girlhood ( 1889; reprint, Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1973), pp. 153-154.
5.
Lowell Offering, v. 1, August 1841, pp. 169-170.
6.
Letter of Mary Paul, Lowell [Mass.], to her father, Bela Paul, December 21, 1845, in Thomas Dublin , ed., Farm to Factory: Women's Letters, 1830-1860 ( New York: Columbia University Press, 1981), p. 104.
7.
Lowell Offering, v. 1, August 1841, pp. 169-170.
8.
Lucy Larcom, "An Idyl of Work" ( Boston: Osgood, 1875), p. 49.
9.
Memorandum, May 1828 (doc. 293), Poignand and Plant Papers, Town Library, Lancaster, Massachusetts; Brooke Hindle and Steven Lubar, Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860 ( Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1986), p. 199.
10.
Olive Leaf and New England Operative, September 2, 1843; Larcom, "Idyl," pp. 173-174.
11.
Letter of H. E. Back, Lowell, [Mass.], to Harriet Hanson, Wentworth, New Hampshire, September 7, 1846, in Philip S. Foner, ed., The Factory Girls ( Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1977), p. 334.
12.
Lowell Offering, v. 1, November 1841, p. 273.
13.
Harriet H. Robinson, "Early Factory Labor," in Fourteenth Annual Report of the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics of Labor ( Boston: Wright and Potter, State Printers, 1883), p. 393.
14.
Lucy Larcom, "Among Lowell Mill-Girls: A Reminiscence," Atlantic Monthly, v. 48 ( 1881), p. 601; Larcom, Girlhood, p. 154; Claudia L. Bushman, "A Good Poor Man's Wife": Being a Chronicle of Harriet Hanson Robinson and Her Family in Nineteenth-Century New England ( Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1981), p. 14.
15.
Robinson, "Early Factory Labor," p. 383.

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