Yafa writes about Boston businessmen who made Lowell, Massachusetts the first planned industrial community. The mills (factories) were built, and instead of using men to run the textile (fabrics) mills, the Boston Associates used “healthy, young, farm girls to work the mills.” Often the girls were very young and were separated from their families, lived in boarding houses, and saved some of their very low wages to send back home to their parents and to save up for their dowries (to give to future husbands).
Another example is at the boarding house when Lyddie noticed that “She was too tired now to copy out a page of Oliver to paste to her loom” (98). In this part of the book Lyddie is too tired from the long days working in the mill to even copy out a page of her book. One more example
In the Gilded age or the start of the industrial era, women and children were forced to leave their homes and try and get jobs in factories that were fit for them. This era created many new job opportunities than before. The number of women who now had actual jobs had increased drastically. Even though all these jobs had opened up women were only seen fit to do small tasks such as desk jobs that require little knowledge and skill to be able to do. Women forced into the work force tended to be poorer struggling individuals whose children were bound to labor as well.
— Virginia Reed, daughter of James Reed. A tragic story of the Donner party is a very harrowing adventure through the journey of the big group and how about half of the people lived to tell the tale. On April 16, 1846 nine wagons were reported departing from Springfield Illinois on a journey of what is now called the Oregon Trail. Formerly known as the northern trail there were a lot of advantages and disadvantages to the Oregon trail there was more land and wonderful
Women’s rights and the way they live has changed greatly over the course of time. Back in the day, women did not have equal rights to men and they had to face many challenges in order to receive the jobs they wanted. Nowadays, women can get the same jobs as men and their power is much more appreciated. The 1930’s affected women in a positive way over time as they tried to work their way up in government positions, obtain more profitable jobs, and help provide for their families; but they still had a long ways to go getting equal rights to men.
¨Me mother sick unto death and no money for a doctor.(127)¨ Almost everybody working has issues just like Lyddie and Brigid. With the petition there could be more pay, or even less hours so people tend to more of what needed to be taken care of outside of
This was by taking care of the farm, store, homes, and businesses. They sewed uniforms and made food for the soldiers and many became nurses to care for the wounded. (Brianna 24) With new band of freedom women did the things traditionally known to men. “In turn, these new responsibilities provided them with a sense of confidence in themselves and in their abilities to handle unfamiliar duties.” (gale) Women’s organization began to form most common was the Daughters of Liberty, which were women and girls gathering in homes and on town squares to spin wool for the Patriots as British boycotted cloth.
The bad financial issue that country face today contribute greatly to the growth in child labor. With the bad economy that the country is facing today, parents are left to send their children to work places. According to research done by Hassaan Bin Nasir post graduate at Medical Center, “Due to unemployment it has become compulsion of parents to make their children to work in factories, shops, even selling items on streets” (Nasir). Here, in America, child labor still exist, it may not be as popular as it is in the developed world, and however, it is still happening. These children mostly work in tobacco farm.
Also, their other tasks consist of learning manners, entertaining guests and visiting friends. We can easily say that, wealthy women had a better social lifestlye. The lifestyle of the poorer class women was completely different. Many poor women were forced to work as servants for the richer families because they both had no money and any rich family. In addition, they spent their time cooking, cleaning, etc. and taking care of the households in the daytime like Mrs. Fairfax.
Clothing was made from linen, few from wool. Linen was spun from the stem of a flax plant; the finest thread came from the youngest plant. Spinning, weaving and, sewing were important activity at all levels of society, especially for women. Royal harem women were involved in commercial enterprises and lower class women and workers produced clothing for their families and sold the rest for profit. They applied some colors like red and blue and yellow but integrating dyes but most were kept natural white color.
Slacks and Calluses Slacks and Calluses by Constance Bowman Reid entails the coming of social rights for women in the United States. The coming of World War I brought some changes to social classes in the United States, but it was World War II that would define women’s rights for years to come. Two women, Clara Marie Allen and Constance Bowman Reid, decide to engage in patriotism doing their part with their summer off from being a school teacher. They take a job at a bomber factory working the swing, or night shift. Once entering the work force, Reid and Allen find out what it is really like to be a woman in an unaccepting workplace filled with men.
By the 1860’s more than half of the American population was located west of the Appalachian Mountains. This area was known as the Far West or as many nineteenth century Americans called it, “The Great West.” This migration of people was caused by the West’s connection to political, transportation, and financial progress. All three of these aspects were extremely important in American migration to the Great West and they helped shape the structure for America as it is today. The Political need for new classes caused by industrialism and abolition of slavery, the opening of jobs and new business involving financial situations and the boost of transportation that would expand almost everything.
Pioneer Perseverance The Pioneers persevered even when things were difficult. Perseverance is when someone or something continues doing something difficult. The Mormon pioneers had to travel west because they were persecuted. They had no other choice.
During the Elizabethan era, woman’s roles were still very limited, and the society was patriarchal. Men were supposed to be the breadwinners, while woman were expected to be housewives. It was estimated that a woman gave birth every two years, but children died from sickness, so it prevented families from ever becoming large. Childbearing was considered a big honor to woman, as children were seen as blessings from God. However, many woman were highly educated.
The Westward Expansion all started when America made the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. There were many benefits from the purchase for the US that the French didn’t realize before they sold it. The purchase gave the US access to the Mississippi river which allowed for expansion of river trade to the North and South from the center of the US. The port city of New Orleans was bought by the US and its prosperity benefited the US greatly. The US sent Lewis and Clark west to investigate the land they purchased.