Bibliography for Writings by or about New England Mill Girls and The Lowell Offering

Caught Between Two Worlds: The Diary of a Lowell Mill Girl, Susan Brown of Epsom, N.H., edited by Mary Blewett.  Lowell, Mass. Lowell Museum, 1984.

Dublin, Thomas.  Farm to Factory: Women’s Letters, 1830-1860.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1981; 2nd ed. New York: Columbia University Press, c1993.  .

Dublin, Thomas.  Women at Work: The Transformation of Work and Community in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1826-1860.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1979.

Factory Life As It is, by an Operative.  Published by the Female Labor Reform Association, Lowell, Mass., 1845.  Lowell, Mass.: Lowell Publishing Co., 1982.

Josephson, Hannah.  The Golden Threads: New England’s Mill Girls and Magnates.  New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1949.

Larcom, Lucy.  A New England Girlhood.  Reprinted, New York: Corinth Books, c1961; Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1986.  .

The Lowell Mill Girls: Life in the Factory, edited by Joanne B. Weisman.  Lowell, Mass.: Discovery Enterprises, 1991.

The Lowell Offering: Writings by New England Mill Women (1840-1845), edited with an introduction and commentary by Benita Eisler.  Philadelphia, Pa.: Lippincott, 1977.

Mind among the Spindles: A Miscellany, Wholly Composed by the Factory Girls.  Selected from The Lowell Offering…  With an introduction.  Boston: 1845.

Robinson, Harriet.  Loom and Spindle, or Life Among the Early Mill Girls with a Sketch of the “Lowell Offering.”  Reprinted, Kailua, Hawaii: Press Pacifica, 1976.

Selden, Bernice.  The Mill Girls: Lucy Larcom, Harriet Hanson Robinson, Sarah G. Bagley.  New York: Atheneum, 1983.

Ware, Caroline.  The Early New England Cotton Manufacture.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1931.


Lord, Athena V.  A Spirit to Ride the Whirlwind.  New York: Macmillan, 1981.

Miner, Jane Claypool.  Joanna.  New York: Scholastic, 1984.

Paterson, Katherine.  Lyddie.  New York: Lodestar/Dutton, 1991.

Zaroulis, Nancy.  Call the Darkness Light.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1979; New York: Soho Press Inc., c1993.