The Lowell Offering was a monthly periodical, first published in 1840, which featured poetry and fiction by female workers at textile mills in Lowell, MA. Known as the Lowell Mill Girls, they often wrote about situations in their own lives, including labor unrest in the factories. The Offering ceased publication in 1844 but was revived from 1848 to 1850 as the New England Offering with contributions from working women throughout New England.


The Lowell Offering: Writings by New England Mill Women (1840-1945)


Loom and Spindle: Or, Life among the Early Mill Girls; with a Sketch of “The Lowell Offering” and some of Its Contributors

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