Merrimack Manufacturing Corporation

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1822
The Merrimack Manufacturing Corporation opened the first of nineteen cotton mills in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Lowell mills were the first planned industrial community in the United States,
Eisler, Benita, editor. The Lowell Offering. J. B. Lippincott, 1977.
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employing a workforce of unmarried young women.
1844
At Harriet Martineau 's urging, the English Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge issued an anthology of writings by American women millworkers, Mind Among the Spindles, written by employees at the Merrimack Manufacturing Corporation