The Bobbin Girl

By McCully, Emily Arnold

Publishers Summary:
A ten-year-old bobbin girl working in a textile mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1830s, must make a difficult decision--will she participate in the first workers' strike in Lowell?

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ISBN
978-0-80371-827-2
Publisher
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1996.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 1996

Gr 2-4 This tale of child labor, early efforts to organize against unfair employers, and human courage is based on the true story of Harriet Hanson Robinson, whose mother ran a mill boardinghouse in 19th-century Lowell, MA. It tells of Rebecca Putney, a 10-year-old bobbin girl who follows the lead of an older firebrand and walks out of the textile mill in protest of a pay cut. The house provides the context to move the plot because it's there th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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