Testimony of Females to the Evils of the Factory System

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Description

This essay by “Pi” details the difficulties that working women faced as a result of having spent many years in a factory. It was published in the Subterranean United with the Workingman’s Advocate, a weekly newspaper that lasted only one year, 1844. This work highlights the “cruelty, profanity, and oppression” that the women suffered from their managers, with a call to report these “evils” to state legislatures. This piece was published in December 1844, about one month before the petition regarding the “ten hour system” was submitted to the legislature by factory girls 

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Title

Testimony of Females to the Evils of the Factory System

Creator

Pi

Source

Subterranean, United with the Workingman's Advocate

Date

December 14, 1844

Subject

Interviews
Sexual division of labor
Weavers--United States

Coverage

New York, New York

Citation

Pi, “Testimony of Females to the Evils of the Factory System,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed December 15, 2017, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/23.