SO FAR FROM HOME : THE DIARY
OF MARY DRISCOLL, AN IRISH MILL GIRL
(DEAR AMERICA SERIES)
New York : Scholastic, 1997
story is told in a fictionalized diary format. It's the story of Mary Driscoll.
The diary tells of her journey from Ireland to Lowell, Massachusetts where
she goes to work in the woolen mills. The mill worker's life in the 1840's
is not exactly the life of luxury. The girls work long days under difficult
conditions. Find out what life was like SO FAR FROM HOME.
Irish Americans -- Fiction
Immigrants -- Fiction
Textile workers -- Fiction
Lowell (Mass.) -- Fiction
Diaries -- Fiction
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