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SUNY Research Foundation, Binghamton (Binghamton, NY 13902-4600)

Women Operatives in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1826-1860

To examine in depth the social origins of native-born women working in the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts between 1830 and 1860. Study will get statistics from a large sample of women operatives listed in the records of the Hamilton Manufacturing Company in Lowell between 1830 to 1860 who are noted as coming from a limited number of southern New Hampshire towns. Study will increase knowledge of the social origins of women operatives and also reveal a great deal about the impact of early industrial capitalism on women.

Project fields:
Labor History; U.S. History

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Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1976 – 7/31/1976