Lowell Mill Girls
Women and Unions: Lowell Mill Girls Organize
America's first working women's association to press for better working conditions and pay -- in other words, a union -- was organized in 1844, and Sarah Bagley was the first President.
Lowell Mills Girls
Harriet Hanson Robinson writes of her experience as one of the factory workers in the Lowell textile mills, 1832-1848.
A short history of the Lowell Mill Girls, from the Lowell National Historical Park's web site. Includes reproduction of contemporary newspaper mention. (PDF)
Use of Liberty Rhetoric Among Lowell Mill Girls
An excellent use of the Net for history: original documents on the background of the Lowell Mill Girls and on their lives, even some drawings of women who worked in the mills. Original writings demonstrate the theme of freedom as they protested working conditions in literary form. Study questions are included for each document to help make sense of it.
Women's History in Lowell
From the Lowell National Historical Park comes this history of the 19th century textile mill history.