Gold Watches

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Description

This essay ran in response to Sarah Josepha Hale’s editorial comment in Godey's Lady's Book concerning factory girls and ladies of stature. The writer here defends mill girls against accusations of materialism and excess, in turn critiquing women of privilege for their classist disgust toward aspirational laborers. Using “gold watches” as an emblem, the writer warns mill girls against internalizing these classist attitudes and instead to take pride in the knowledge that they earned their watches through hard work.

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Title

Gold Watches

Creator

A Factory Girl

Source

Lowell Offering
Vol. 1, Issue 3
pp. 44-46

Date

February, 1841

Subject

Godey's lady's book and magazine
Classism--United States

Coverage

Lowell, Massachussetts

Citation

A Factory Girl, “Gold Watches,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed January 22, 2018, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/25.