The Factory Girls

The Factory Girls Southern Rose.pdf

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Description

This narrative describes an incident in which a young man meets two female operatives and their father in an undisclosed New England town. He finds the girls well mannered and pleasant and marvels at their energy and the beauty of their singing voices. This piece appears designed to assuage the fears of men, young and old, that young factory women were being ruined in the mills. Instead, the narrator observes, they retain their youth and beauty and are even better suited for a domestic life following their employment at the mills. 

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Title

The Factory Girls

Creator

Unsigned

Source

Southern Rose
Vol. 6, Issue 4
P. 52

Date

October 14, 1837

Subject

Women, Working--history--United States
Labor and laboring classes--United States--Periodicals

Coverage

Charleston, South Carolina

Citation

Unsigned, “The Factory Girls,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed December 18, 2017, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/55.