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The daring ladies of Lowell / Kate Alcott.

Alcott, Kate. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 20 copies at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 2 copies at Dorchester County Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 25 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dorchester - St. George Main Library FIC ALC (Text) 30018004670721 Adult New Books Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch FIC ALC (Text) 30018004467508 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385536493 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0385536496 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 287 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2014]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Eager to escape life on her family’s farm, Alice Barrow moves to Lowell in 1832 and throws herself into the hard work demanded of “the mill girls.” In spite of the long hours, she discovers a vibrant new life and a true friend—a saucy, strong-willed girl name Lovey Cornell. But conditions at the factory become increasingly dangerous, and Alice finds the courage to represent the workers and their grievances. Although mill owner, Hiram Fiske, pays no heed, Alice attracts the attention of his eldest son, the handsome and reserved Samuel Fiske. Their mutual attraction is intense, tempting Alice to dream of a different future for herself. This dream is shattered when Lovey is found strangled to death. A sensational trial follows, bringing all the unrest that’s brewing to the surface. Alice finds herself torn between her commitment to the girls in the mill and her blossoming relationship with Samuel. Based on the actual murder of a mill girl and the subsequent trial in 1833, 'The Daring Ladies of Lowell' brilliantly captures a transitional moment in America’s history while also exploring the complex nature of love, loyalty, and the enduring power of friendship.
Subject: Young women > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Mill towns > Massachusetts > Fiction.
Textile workers > Massachusetts > Lowell > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Women > Crimes against > Fiction.
Trials (Murder) > Fiction.
Lowell (Mass.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
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