mill-girl


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Yet neither is Larcom meant to be a mill-girl all her days.
The book begins as the teenage Sabra arrives in Lowell to begin her mill-girl career; it follows her through her common-law marriage--to a young idealist, a believer in American dreams who dies while mining gold in California--and the births and teenage years of her two children.
Clare is a 24-year old car-mechanic, and knows little if any of the story of the mill-girl turned supermodel.
Visitors are transported to the 1820s as the "ghost" of Annie, a 10-year-old mill-girl, shows scenes of her life and how Robert Owen's reforms so dramatically affected the lives of ordinary people.
The mill-girls not only cheerfully paid their pew-rents, but gave their earnings to be built into the walls of new churches, as the population increased.