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A Unique Book

While much has been written about women during the Industrial Revolution in America, what makes Cook's work different is her focus on literature. “Not many books deal with or study these factory women as literary people, as authors, and in some sense inventing their own lives and developing a sense of themselves,” she observes.

A Working Woman

Sylvia Cook
Professor, English
UM St. Louis

By Jacqueline Lampert