Good Poor Man's Wife: Being a Chronicle of Harriet Hanson by Claudia L. Bushman

By Claudia L. Bushman

A intelligent observer of 19th-century the United States, Harriet Hanson Robinson's participation in very important occasions and her salty reviews, preserved and recorded within the poetry and books she wrote in the course of her lifetime, supply a dramatic account of the way one strong-minded girl, who first labored as a fabric employee within the commercial city of Lowell, MA, became to writing and politics to maintain her kinfolk after her husband's early demise. Harriet's own papers make clear such subject matters as exertions historical past, nation politics, and the mechanics of writing and book. Her best-known courses, Loom and Spindle, which bargains with early manufacturing facility existence, and Massachusetts within the girl Suffrage circulation, are usually quoted at the present time.

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12. See Jill Ker Conway, When Memory Speaks: Reflections on Autobiography (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998). 13. See Charles Capper, Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life, I, The Private Years, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992), and Kathryn Page xxiv Kish Sklar, Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: The Rise of Women's Political Culture, 18301900, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995). 14. HHR Diary, 2425 December 1870. 15. HHR Diary, 10 May 1870. 16. HHR Diary, 3 April 1870. 17.

10. Harriet H. Robinson, Loom and Spindle or Life Among the Early Mill Girls (Kailua, Hawaii: Press Pacifica, 1976), 26. 11. Robinson, Loom and Spindle 38. 12. See Jill Ker Conway, When Memory Speaks: Reflections on Autobiography (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998). 13. See Charles Capper, Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life, I, The Private Years, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992), and Kathryn Page xxiv Kish Sklar, Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: The Rise of Women's Political Culture, 18301900, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995).

They have the club sleeping room this winter. English opera commences this week, and I some expected to go to night but Wm did not get tickets so we staid at home and I sewed a little, but my sewing now a days does not amount to much. I must begin again soon. If I had no sewing to do I should turn my attention to rhyming again I do believe. I was much struck by the looks of a woman at the club and enquired her out and found she was 13 the discarded wife of a Dr Channing a physician who fell in love with a Miss Tara and succeeded in getting a divorce from his wife (this woman) and marrying her.

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