Editorial. Report of the Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature upon the Hours of Labor

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Description

Harriet Farley’s report offers a commentary on the Massachusetts legislature’s indifferent response to the Ten-Hours petitions, spearheaded by the Lowell Female Labor Reform Association's president Sarah Bagley. Farley describes how the men in this committee misunderstood the wants and needs of working women, and provided no compromise for the women’s desires noted in the petition. Farley describes the irony of the committee saying it would be improper to act upon the girls’ concerns, when the protesting factory girls had been conducting their efforts to protest quietly and properly, even when “dissatisfied” and “despised.”

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Title

Editorial. Report of the Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature upon the Hours of Labor

Creator

H. Farley

Source

The Lowell Offering
P. 96

Date

April, 1845

Subject

Hours of labor
Employee rights
Farley, Harriet, 1817-1907

Coverage

Lowell, Massachusetts

Citation

H. Farley, “Editorial. Report of the Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature upon the Hours of Labor,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed October 18, 2018, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/50.