Mill girls and strangers single women's independent migration in England, Scotland, and the United States, 1850-1881 /

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Author / Creator: Gordon, Wendy M., 1967-
Format: Electronic eBook
Imprint: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2002.
Online Access:Available in ProQuest Ebook Central - Academic Complete.
Summary:This revised version of Gordon's dissertation (from the joint program of Central Michigan U. and the U. of Strathclyde, Scotland) contains a comparative study of migrant women in three cities: Lowell, Massachusetts; Paisley, Scotland; and Preston, England. The result is a fascinating account of the causes for migration, laws concerning women, public opinion in their adopted town, and other challenges faced by lower class migrant women in nineteenth-century mill towns. Gordon teaches history at Plattsburgh State U. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-230) and index.
ISBN:9780585491387 (online)
9780791487822 (online)
Author Notes:Wendy M. Gordon is Assistant Professor of History at Plattsburgh State University.