The Daring Ladies of Lowell

Alcott, Kate

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Daring Ladies of Lowell
Moving to the mill city of Lowell in 1832 to escape farm life, young Alice is disillusioned by the local factory's harsh working conditions and struggles to advocate on their behalf while recklessly falling in love with the mill owner's son, a situation that is complicated by a murder and sensational trial.

Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 0385536496
Characteristics: 287 pages ;,24 cm


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Sep 27, 2014
  • Aggie3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A book hard to put down. Every page held my interest. Well written. I have never before heard of the Lowell Mills, so it's been a new topic for me. Kate Alcott manages descriptions and historical fact in an interesting way. The story line is interesting and keeps you glued to the book. I really enjoyed it. Thumbs up.

Apr 25, 2014
  • ehbooklover rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a fictionalized account of the lives of the “mill girls” of Lowell, Massachusetts. The story touches on the long hours, dangerous equipment and low pay that these women endured and their subsequent fight for safer working conditions. It also includes a murder and trial which are based on actual events. An enjoyable read despite a somewhat improbable romance.


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