Corporation Tyranny

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Description

This short editorial from the Factory Girl is a comment on a recent petition made by factory girls seeking to limit their working hours per day to a “ten hour system.” According to the author of this piece, the petition revealed a level of absolute control that corporations had over their workers, including blacklisting any workers who went on strike. The piece specifically mentions workers “on the Middlesex” who left over wage disputes and were blacklisted from working at other factories. The piece ends with a comment that corporations are committing “suicide” in treating workers this way.

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Title

Corporation Tyranny

Creator

Unsigned

Source

The Factory Girl

Date

March 1, 1843

Subject

Corporations
Employee rights
Strikes and lockouts

Coverage

Newmarket, New Hampshire

Citation

Unsigned, “Corporation Tyranny,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed January 16, 2018, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/62.