A New Society

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Description

In this brief essay, Tabitha realizes her dream of a more fair and equitable world. Tabitha is a pseudonym for Native American writer and textile worker Betsey Guppy Chamberlain. Chamberlain was a mother, a widow, and a protofeminist. In this essay she imagines a society where sons and daughters receive equal education. An eight-hour labor day is the standard. Men and women receive equal wages, and all workers have time for intellectual pursuits. The core values of this society are virtue, industry, and knowledge.

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Title

A New Society

Creator

Tabitha

Source

The Lowell Offering
Vol. 1, Issue 6
pp. 191-192

Date

August, 1841

Subject

Hours of labor
Labor unions
Employee rights

Citation

Tabitha, “A New Society,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed December 15, 2017, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/68.