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  Is it possible that Charles Dickens stole the idea for "A Christmas Carol" from Lowell's mill girls?  That is what Natalie McKnight, professor of English and dean at Boston University, and Chelsea Bray, a Boston College graduate student, are researching for an upcoming book about Dickens in Massachusets. It was 1842, a year before "A Christmas Carol" was published, when Charles Dickens visited the industrial town of Lowell during his American tour. ... Read More