The Lowell Offering: A Repository of Original Articles, Written by “Factory Girls."
Misses Curtis & Farley
The Lowell Offering was written and published by women employed in the Lowell fabric mills. It sought mostly to elevate the reputation of the working girl, but became more daring in the wake of labor unrest at the factories. Charles Dickens visited Lowell in 1842 and took with him copies of the magazine, which he later noted in American Notes to be “four hundred good solid pages which I have read from beginning to end.”