Our group has decided on our book! We actually decided last week, but since my computer is out for the count I've been a little slow on the uptake. The official decision was the book suggested by Katherine, entitled, Transforming Women's Work: New England Lives in the Industrial Revolution by Thomas Dublin.
In the preface, Dublin writes, "I began in 1893 a broader collective biographical study of New England women workers in five occupational groups. Out of that initial study, with numerous detours, emerged this book." A quick perusal of the table of contents promises a detailed explication of this study complete with tables and pictures. I hope I'll be able to do this wealth of content justice in our quick sprint through this book. Click here to take a peek inside on Amazon.com.