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Author Davis, Rebecca Harding, 1831-1910.
Title Life in the iron mills / Rebecca Harding Davis ; edited by Cecelia Tichi.
Imprint Boston : Bedford Books, [1998]

Author Davis, Rebecca Harding, 1831-1910.
Series Bedford cultural editions
Bedford cultural editions.
Subject Women iron and steel workers -- Fiction.
Women iron and steel workers -- United States -- Sources.
Alt Name Tichi, Cecelia, 1942-
Description xii, 435 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Note Includes works or excerpts from works contemporary with the main text.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 428-435).
Contents Life in the iron-mills: the complete text -- Introduction: cultural and historical background -- A note on the text -- Life in the iron-mills (1861 Atlantic Monthly edition) -- Life in the iron-mills: cultural context -- Work and class -- The village blacksmith / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- That aristocracy may be engendered by manufactures / Alexis de Tocqueville -- Iron interests of wheeling / A.W. Campbell -- Senate testimony from iron foundry proprietor / John Roach -- In Soho on Saturday night (song) / Anonymous -- Perils- immigration / Josiah Strong -- The Anglo-Saxon and the world's future / Josiah Strong -- Senate testimony on the kitchen garden movement / Anna Gordon -- Ten nights in a bar-room (excerpt) / T.S. Arthur -- The Quaker of the olden time / John Greenleaf Whittier -- The Quaker settlement (from uncle tom's cabin) / Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (excerpt) / Edward Bellamy -- Art and artists -- An inquiry into the art-conditions and prospects of America / James Jackson Jarves -- Art thoughts (excerpt) / James Jackson Jarves -- Hints to american artists / Anonymous -- Conversations in a studio (excerpt)William Wetmore Story -- The Stewart art gallery / Anonymous -- The process of sculpture / Anonymous -- The Greek slave / Anonymous -- A sculptor's studio (from the marble faun) / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Roderick Hudson (excerpt) / Henry James -- Senate testimony on the arts and art education in the United States / Wilson McDonald -- Senate testimony on industrial art schools for women / Florence Elizabeth Cory -- Women and writing: the public platform -- Letter to George D. Ticknor / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The great lawsuit (excerpt) / Margaret Fuller -- St. Elmo (excerpt) / Augusta Evans Wilson -- Literary women / Caroline Kirkland -- Ruth Hall (excerpt) / Fanny Fern -- A New England girlhood (excerpt) / Lucy Larcom -- Little Women (excerpt) / Louisa May Alcott -- Life and letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe (excerpt) / Annie Fields.
ISBN 0312163746 (hbk.)
9780312163747 (hbk.)
031213360X (pbk.)
9780312133603 (pbk.)
0333690931 (pbk.)
9780333690932 (pbk.)
OCLC # 37761762
Table of Contents
 About the Series 
 About This Volume 
Pt. 1Life in the Iron-Mills: The Complete Text1
Pt. 2Life in the Iron-Mills: Cultural Contexts75
 1Work and Class77
   "The Village Blacksmith" / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow83
   "That Aristocracy May Be Engendered by Manufactures" / Alexis de Tocqueville85
   "Iron Interests of Wheeling" / A. W. Campbell88
   "Pittsburg" / Captain Willard Glazier92
   Senate Testimony from Iron Foundry Proprietor / John Roach97
   Senate Testimony from Iron Puddler and Union Leader / William Weihe103
   Senate Testimony from Workers of Color / Jesse Claxton, J. G. Going, N. R. Fielding114
   Senate Testimony from Grand Secretary of the Knights of Labor / Robert D. Layton123
   "March of the Rolling-Mill Men" (song) / Reese E. Lewis131
   "The Shoofly" (song) / Felix O'Hare133
   "A Song for Occupations" / Walt Whitman136
   From "A Rhymed Lesson" / Oliver Wendell Holmes143
   "Without and Within" / James Russell Lowell146
   From The Gospel of Wealth / Andrew Carnegie147
   "Sewing Machines" / Fanny Fern156
   "The Working-Girls of New York" / Fanny Fern157
   From Loom and Spindle / Harriet Hanson Robinson159
   "Factory Life - Romance and Reality" Anonymous169
   "My Experience as a Factory Operative" Anonymous172
   "Factory Girl's Reverie" / Elizabeth E. Turner174
   "The Tartarus of Maids" / Herman Melville176
 2Social Reform and the Promise of the Dawn203
   From "The Laboring Classes" / Orestes Brownson209
   From "American Civilization" / Ralph Waldo Emerson220
   "Practical Hints" / Henry Ward Beecher221
   From The Dangerous Classes of New York / Charles Loring Brace226
   "In Soho on Saturday Night" (song) Anonymous244
   "Perils - Immigration" / Josiah Strong246
   "The Anglo-Saxon and the World's Future" / Josiah Strong250
   Senate Testimony on the Kitchen Garden Movement / Anna Gordon255
   From Ten Nights in a Bar-Room / T. S. Arthur259
   "The Quaker of the Olden Time" / John Greenleaf Whittier271
   "The Quaker Settlement" (From Uncle Tom's Cabin) / Harriet Beecher Stowe272
   From Looking Backward: 2000-1887 / Edward Bellamy274
 3Art and Artists293
   "An Inquiry into the Art-Conditions and Prospects of America" / James Jackson Jarves299
   From Art Thoughts / James Jackson Jarves303
   "Hints to American Artists" Anonymous308
   From Conversations in a Studio / Williams Wetmore Story312
   "The Stewart Art Gallery" Anonymous315
   "The Process of Sculpture" Anonymous317
   "The Greek Slave" Anonymous319
   "A Sculptor's Studio" (From The Marble Faun) / Nathaniel Hawthorne320
   From Roderick Hudson / Henry James326
   Senate Testimony on the Arts and Art Education in the United States / Wilson McDonald334
   Senate Testimony on Industrial Art Schools for Women / Florence Elizabeth Cory337
 4Women and Writing: The Public Platform357
   Letter to George D. Ticknor / Nathaniel Hawthorne363
   From "The Great Lawsuit" / Margaret Fuller365
   From St. Elmo / Augusta Evans Wilson372
   "Literary Women" / Caroline Kirkland384
   From Ruth Hall / Fanny Fern393
   From A New England Girlhood / Lucy Larcom396
   From Little Women / Louisa May Alcott408
   From Life and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe / Annie Fields424

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