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Books & Other Resources

Books for Adults

Loom & Spindle, or Life Among the Early Mill Girls, by Harriet Hanson Robinson (1898 memoir) reprinted by Press Pacifica, 1976

"A Good Poor Man’s Wife," Being a Chronicle of Harriet Hanson Robinson & Her Family in 19th-Century New England, by Claudia L. Bushman (University Press of New England, 1981)

Labor in Maine: Building the Arsenal of Democracy and Resisting Reaction at Home, 1939-1952, by Charles A. Scontras (Bureau of Labor Education, University of Maine, 2006) [Maine author]

The Belles of New England, The Women of the Textile Mills and the Families Whose Wealth They Wove, by William Moran (Thomas Dunn Books, 2002) [Maine author]

Books for Younger Readers

Bobbin Girl, by Emily Arnold McCully (Dial Books for Young Readers, 1996)

Counting on Grace, by Elizabeth Winthrop (Random House Children’s Books, 2006) ages 8 to 14

Factory Girl, by Barbara Greenwood (Kids Can Press, 2007) grades 4 – 9

Life in a New England Mill Town, Sally S. Isaacs (2002) ages 4 – 8

Lowell Mill Girls: Life in the Factory, J. Deitch (ed.) (1998)

Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor, by Russell Freedman, Clarion Books, 1994

Immigrant Kids, by Russell Freedman, Puffin Books, 1995

Lewis W. Hine: Children at Work, by Vicki Goldberg, Prestel Publishing, 1999

Crusade for the Children: A History of the National Child Labor Committee and Child Labor Reform in America, by Walter I. Trattner, Quadrangle Books, 1970

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