No part of the earth's service is more worthy of study, for us, than that on which we live. No part can boast a history more replete with the elements of poetry and romance, — what she has done for the advancement of the mechanic arts, — what she has contributed to the comfort and well-being of civilized mankind, — what her citizens have done, and are now doing, for the preservation of the unity and nationality of America, — the world well knows.
Charles Cowley, 1862
[Lowell, Massachusetts] is in many ways a cosmopolis - the whole universe is represented there in a fourteen-square-mile municipality. And it is possible that by studying Lowell one might see the entire range of human experience and come away with a truer understanding of history. Mehmed Ali, 2006
The operatives in Lowell work:
In January, 11 hours and 24 min
In February, 12 hours
In March, 11 hours 52 min.
In April, 13 hours and 31 min.
In May, 12 hours 55 min.
In June, 12 hours 45 min.
In July, 12 hours and 45 min.
In August, 12 hours and 45 min.
In September, 12 hours and 43 min.
In October, 12 hours and 16 min.
In November, 11 hours 46 min.
In December, 11 hours 24 min.