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Question

how did people like Mary Paul put pressure on their employers to pay them higher wages and to improve their working conditions

2 Answer

  • Working women in the 19th century challenged the notion that women should stay within the home and remain subservient to their husbands and fathers, but the dangerous and exhausting conditions, long hours, and low wages they endured in factories hindered their independence. It is clear to see from Mary Paul’s letters why women at Lowell organized turn-outs and petitions in the 1830s and 40s to get better treatment from their managers
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