"The World of Barilla Taylor" Kit
Tsongas Industrial History Center
This interdisciplinary kit invites students into the world of Barilla Taylor, who left her home in rural Maine in 1843 for work in Lowell's mills. By examining documents relevant to Barilla's farm and factory experiences, students learn about the history of early industrial America, and the ways industrialization affected the roles and status of women. Primary sources include letters, maps, corporation hospital records, city directory pages, photographs, and a receipt for a jewelry purchase.
- National/State Standards:
- Especially Suitable for History/Social Science and English/Language Arts Classes
- industrial revolution, textile, mill girls, mills, lowell, Farm, factory, primary sources
- Traveling Trunk