Lowell: The Story of an Industrial City offers a valuable perspective on the industrialization of America. In the early 19th century powerful forces - capital, labor, waterpower, and innovative technology - converged on the banks of the Merrimack River to produce the great textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts. This generously illustrated handbook by historian Thomas Dublin takes a close look at the industrial capitalists and the workers - both Yankee women and immigrant families - who produced millions of yards of cloth through cycles of prosperity and decline. Here is a lively account of America's first great industrial city. Paperback; 111 pages.