Virtual Program: Dangerous Temptations: Textile 'Factory Girls' in Fact and Fiction

Wednesday, March 316:30—7:45 PMVirtualLangley-Adams Library185 Main Street, Groveland, MA, 01834

Join us for this special program co-sponsored by Langley-Adams Library and Nichols Village! 

Elizabeth DeWolfe will present her program "Dangerous Temptations: Textile 'Factory Girls' in Fact or Fiction." Elizabeth will explore 19th century women in the textile factories of New England. The focus will be on the first generation of workers, young, native-born, white Protestant girls the daughters of New England farmers, who flocked to the mills for cash wages, adventure, an opportunity. The textile factories bloomed, people got rich, and the factory girls were praised as dutiful workers.  But there was a dark side. Elizabeth's presentation is based on research for her book The Murder of Mary Bean and Other Stories.

Elizabeth DeWolfe, PHD, is a professor of history and co-founder of the Women's & Gender Studies Program at the University of NE in Biddeford, Maine. 

This will be a zoom presentation, and registration is required. If you need help registering, please contact our library. 

Capacity: 56 of 100 spaces available.

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