Born this day in 1824: Lucy Larcom (1824–1893), poet and chronicler of the industrial age working girl.
A noted poet in her day, Larcom is best remembered for a literary and detailed account of her life as mill girl in the Lowell mills of Massachusetts. This important account of life for women and girls in the industrial age is still in print today.
Go here and here to read more about Larcom and her contributions to Operative Magazine and the Lowell Offering, monthly magazines that provide a literary outlet and forum for mill workers.
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