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Living on the Boott: Historical Archaeology at the Boott Mills Boardinghouses of Lowell, Massachusetts Paperback – September 18, 1996


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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press (September 18, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558490353
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558490352
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #609,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The authors, a group of college professors, undertook a summer archaeological project at an early industrial mill in Lowell, Massachusetts. They have methodically put together from pieces of information a valuable study that adds to our knowledge of 19th-century American history. They are able to clarify some of the differences in the lifestyles of those who lived in boardinghouses, tenements, and mill agents' houses and how those lives changed during the 19th century. Not the dry, technical tome the title may imply, this work is both interesting and instructive. Recommended for public libraries.?Marilyn K. Dailey, Natrona Cty. P.L., Casper, Wyo.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By Ryan on November 26, 2013
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Love Archaeology? What about how people live? Well this book is a good study on both. The author guides you through the study of archaeology and how it is conducted. It is not dense like other books can be on the subject and uses helpful analogies to illustrate the field's usefulness. Then the information about the Boott Cotton Mill Boarding Houses is explained. From the way they lived, to how they dressed, this book provides a perspective on the people of the mills in Lowell. You can remember the noises and see the machines, but seeing the people is much harder as they come and go. This book is recommended as a good in depth (but again, not dense) read on history.
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