A Tour Of The Lowell Mills Analysis

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I decided to select the two documents, “A Tour of the Lowell Mills” and “A Dialogue on Female Labor” for the reason being that women were obligated to work at home taking care of their children rather than actually having the opportunity to join the work force. However, once it became the norm for them to have a job it was shown to be under some rough circumstances. These two documents ultimately contradicted what I was always taught in school, instead of the awful surroundings I believed they lived through they explained how good they were housed and paid. The theme that connects them both is the idea of the women were given the opportunity to work and essentially enjoying their workplace. The author of “A Tour of the Lowell Mills” is Davy …show more content…

“A Dialogue on Female Labor” has an anonymous author. Its purpose was to inform the people of the two views there were about female labor in the factories, one who sees labor as degrading and the other who actually works in the factory mills and sees nothing wrong with it. There was no intended audience for this document, it was written to express the objections believed factory girls went through and what someone who worked in the factory said …show more content…

In “A Tour of the Lowell Mills” Crockett stated “the dinner bells were ringing, and the folks pouring out of the houses like bees out of a gum” (2). In “A Dialogue on Female Labor” Miss. Bartlett states “Because we are reminded of those hours by the ringing of a bell, it is no argument against our employment, any more than it would be against going to church or to school” (2). Another huge similarity found is the idea of female workers enjoying their workplace with no type of complaining. In “A Tour of the Lowell Mills” Davy Crockett identified the young women as “not one expressed herself as tired of her employment, or oppressed with work; all talked well, and looked healthy” (2). In “A Dialogue on Female Labor,” Miss. Bartlett points out to Miss. S “a factory girl’s work in neither hard or complicated; she can go on with perfect regularity in her duties while her mind may be actively employed on any other subject”

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