The Banner Room

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Dublin Core

Description

This piece, a show of support for women striking, was first published in the Cabotville Chronotype, and was picked up by the Voice of Industry. The female employees of the Dwight Corporation, with mills in Chicopee, Massachusetts, organized a strike in response to rumors of a pay cut, and managed to negotiate a raise. The writer praises the women for acting “silently” and comporting themselves “rightly” with steady determination. Their “banner” behavior highlights the notion that resistance ought to be temperate yet firm. 

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Title

The Banner Room

Creator

Unsigned

Source

Voice of Industry

Date

November 21, 1845

Subject

Strikes and lockouts
Wages
Chicopee (Mass.)--History

Coverage

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Citation

Unsigned, “The Banner Room,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed December 17, 2017, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/67.