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The Resource The Daring Ladies of Lowell

The Daring Ladies of Lowell

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The Daring Ladies of Lowell
Title
The Daring Ladies of Lowell
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Kate Alcott
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Language
eng
Summary
"Alice is cast in the mold of a character created by an earlier Alcott, the passionate and spunky Jo March. A refreshingly old-fashioned heroine, she makes THE DARING LADIES OF LOWELL appealing"--The New York Times Book Review"Offers up a compelling slice of both feminist and Industrial Age history"--Christian Science MonitorFrom the New York Times bestselling author of THE DRESSMAKER comes a moving historical novel about a bold young woman drawn to the looms of Lowell, Massachusetts--and to the one man with whom she has no business falling in love.Eager to escape life on her family's farm, Alice Barrow moves to Lowell in 1832 and throws herself into the hard work demanded of "the mill girls." In spite of the long hours, she discovers a vibrant new life and a true friend--a saucy, strong-willed girl name Lovey Cornell.But conditions at the factory become increasingly dangerous, and Alice finds the courage to represent the workers and their grievances. Although mill owner, Hiram Fiske, pays no heed, Alice attracts the attention of his eldest son, the handsome and reserved Samuel Fiske. Their mutual attraction is intense, tempting Alice to dream of a different future for herself.This dream is shattered when Lovey is found strangled to death. A sensational trial follows, bringing all the unrest that's brewing to the surface. Alice finds herself torn between her commitment to the girls in the mill and her blossoming relationship with Samuel. Based on the actual murder of a mill girl and the subsequent trial in 1833, THE DARING LADIES OF LOWELL brilliantly captures a transitional moment in America's history while also exploring the complex nature of love, loyalty, and the enduring power of friendship
Summary
Moving to the mill city of Lowell in 1832 to escape farm life, young Alice is disillusioned by the local factory's harsh working conditions and struggles to advocate on their behalf while recklessly falling in love with the mill owner's son
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Character
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Amelia Bloomer List, 2015
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10248416
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Daring Ladies of Lowell
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OVERDRIVE:77dac9d9-4b53-4898-84a0-11ed3052686f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385536509
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Daring Ladies of Lowell
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:77dac9d9-4b53-4898-84a0-11ed3052686f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385536509
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Pasadena Public Library - Central LibraryBorrow it
      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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