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Larcom, Lucy

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Born: 1824 AD
Died: 1893 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors

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1824 - Born on the 5th of March.

1835 - Lucy left Beverly to work in the cotton mills in Lowell, Massachusetts from the ages of 11 to 21.

         - She wrote and published many of her songs, poems, and letters describing her life at the mills.

         - Her idealistic poems caught the attention of John Greenleaf Whittier.

         - Lucy served as a model for the change in women's roles in society.

         - Larcom has penned one of the best accounts of New England childhood of her time, A New England Girlhood, commonly used as a reference in studying early American childhood.

1893 - Died on the 17th of April in Boston, Massachusetts.


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