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The daring ladies of Lowell, Kate Alcott

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The daring ladies of Lowell
Title
The daring ladies of Lowell
Statement of responsibility
Kate Alcott
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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Writing style
Character
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10248416
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The daring ladies of Lowell, Kate Alcott
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
383 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628990393
Isbn Type
(library binding : large print)
Lccn
2013041112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION
System control number
(OCoLC)861335334
Label
The daring ladies of Lowell, Kate Alcott
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
383 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628990393
Isbn Type
(library binding : large print)
Lccn
2013041112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION
System control number
(OCoLC)861335334

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