Discover American History through Cobblestone magazine. This issue is about the Mill Girls of Lowell and others places in the Northeast in the 19th and early 20th centuries. From Farm to Factory describes them. They came from Farms all over the Northeast and even later from other countries such as Ireland, England, etc. Lowell, New Bedford, Manchester, and more employed these girls at pitiful wages to manufacture cloth made from Southern cotton grown and harvested by slaves.
Some of the articles in this magazine are Lowell Begins; "I Want To Go To Lowell"; A Day of Factory Work; A Letter Home; Barilla's Lilies; Mind Among the Spindles: The Lowell Offering; Harriet Farley: Editor and Reformer; "Our Rights Cannot Be Trampled Upon"; Sarah Bagley: Fighter for Rights; Norther "Wage Slavery" vs. Southern Slavery, and more.