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Harriet Hanson Robinson began work in Lowell at the age of ten, later becoming an author and advocate of women's suffrage. In 1834 and 1836, the mill owners reduced wages, increased the pace of work, and raised the rent for the boardinghouses. The young female workers went on strike (they called it “turning out” then) to protest the decrease…

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Item Type: Biography/Autobiography
Date: 1898

This worksheet helps students to analyze and interpret the meaning of an image that appeared on the cover of The Lowell Offering in 1845. The Lowell Offering was a monthly magazine written by the young women who worked in the Lowell textile mills and published from 1840 to 1845.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2012

This worksheet helps students to gather evidence from two primary documents from young women who worked in the textile factories of Lowell, Massachusetts, during the 1830s and 1840s, and use that evidence in a paragraph.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2012

This sheet provides answers for the classroom activity Farm vs. Factory: Citing Evidence.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2012

This activity asks students to analyze three primary documents about the experiences of young women who worked in textile factories in New England during the 1830s and 1840s. It provides worksheets to guide and support students in writing a paragraph that cites evidence about the documents.

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Item Type: Teaching Activity
Date: 2012

Beginning in the 1820s, a group of Boston businessmen built textile mills in Lowell, Massachusetts. The first factories recruited women from rural New England as their labor force. These young women, far from home, lived in rows of boardinghouses adjacent to the growing number of mills.The Lowell Offering was a monthly magazine written by these…

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Item Type: Poster/Print
Date: 1845

These words and phases from the Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl documentary may be unfamiliar to students.
This is a shortened, edited version of Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars (excerpt) used in The Pay Envelope: A Role Play activity. It helps students to determine the main ideas of the text by matching summary statements to the paragraphs in which they appear.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2012

This worksheet helps students to determine the central ideas and information in "Life in the Shop": The Story of an Immigrant Garment Worker.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2012

This worksheet helps students to determine the main ideas in The Story of Sadie Frowne, A Brooklyn Sweatshop Girl.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2012