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Mind Amongst the Spindles

Charles Knight

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Description:

Lowell Massachusetts was founded in the 1820s as a planned manufacturing center for textiles and is located along the rapids of the Merrimack River, 25 miles northwest of Boston. By the 1850s Lowell had the largest industrial complex in the United States. The textile industry wove cotton produced in the South. In 1860, there were more cotton spindles in Lowell than in all eleven states combined that would form the Confederacy. Mind Amongst the Spindles is a selection of works from the Lowell Offering, a monthly periodical collecting contributed works of poetry and fiction by the female workers of the textile mills. The Lowell Mill Girls, as the workers were known, were young women aged 15-35. The Offering began in 1840 and lasted until 1845. As its popularity grew, workers contributed poems, ballads, essays and fiction. The authors often used their characters to report on conditions and situations in their lives and their works alternated between serious and farcical. (Introduction adapted from Wikipedia by MaryAnn)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

25:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

40:07