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The Belles Of New England

Author : William Moran
ISBN : 1429978252
Genre : History
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The Belles of New England is a masterful, definitive, and eloquent look at the enormous cultural and economic impact on America of New England's textile mills. The author, an award-winning CBS producer, traces the history of American textile manufacturing back to the ingenuity of Francis Cabot Lodge. The early mills were an experiment in benevolent enlightened social responsibility on the part of the wealthy owners, who belonged to many of Boston's finest families. But the fledgling industry's ever-increasing profits were inextricably bound to the issues of slavery, immigration, and workers' rights. William Moran brings a newsman's eye for the telling detail to this fascinating saga that is equally compelling when dealing with rags and when dealing with riches. In part a microcosm of America's social development during the period, The Belles of New England casts a new and finer light on this rich tapestry of vast wealth, greed, discrimination, and courage.

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of American Social History

Author : Lynn Dumenil
ISBN : 9780199743360
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History is the first reference work to eschew a narrow focus on past presidents, intellectuals, military heroes, and other exhaustively studied and well-remembered persons, and instead examine the history of ordinary Americans. The more than 450 entries in the Encyclopedia examine our shared history "from the bottom up," with entries on the way automobiles shaped American lives, the westward movement of settlers and farmers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the transformation of work over time, the women's suffrage movement, counterculture, leisure activities, consumption patterns, voting habits, population movements, racial divides, and many more fascinating topics intended to help readers develop a richer framework for understanding the social experience of Americans throughout history.

A History Of Nineteenth Century American Women S Poetry

Author : Jennifer Putzi
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A History of Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry is the first book to construct a coherent history of the field and focus entirely on women's poetry of the period. With contributions from some of the most prominent scholars of nineteenth-century American literature, it explores a wide variety of authors, texts, and methodological approaches. Organized into three chronological sections, the essays examine multiple genres of poetry, consider poems circulated in various manuscript and print venues, and propose alternative ways of narrating literary history. From these essays, a rich story emerges about a diverse poetics that was once immensely popular but has since been forgotten. This History confirms that the field has advanced far beyond the recovery of select individual poets. It will be an invaluable resource for students, teachers, and critics of both the literature and the history of this era.

Contemporary Authors

Author : Thomson Gale
ISBN : 0787667048
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

Term Paper Resource Guide To Nineteenth Century U S History

Author : Kathleen W. Craver
ISBN : 0313348103
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Presents one hundred topics for term papers in the field of nineteenth-century United States history, including Native Americans, slavery and emancipation, women's rights, and Hispanic history.

The Industrial Revolution In America

Author : Kevin Hillstrom
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Phoebe

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Women S Work In New England 1620 1920

Author : Peter Benes
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Cahiers De La Femme

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