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    The Lowell Textile Mills

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    The Lowell Textile Mills The Lowell textile mills were a new transition in American history that explored working and labor conditions in the new industrial factories in American. To describe the Lowell Textile mills it requires a look back in history to study, discover and gain knowledge of the industrial labor and factory systems of industrial America. These mass production mills looked pretty promising at their beginning but after years of being in business showed multiple problems and setbacks

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    exemplify what impacted people’s lives the most, so we concluded to do our on project on the innovation in the textile industry and impact of the textile mills. The textile mills provided people with a cheap source of cloth that had an impact on every person’s lives during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In order to get our information on the innovation and impact of the textile mills, as a group we gathered information from various places and did extensive research on our topic. We found a

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    Working Conditions of Children in Textile Mills After thorough investigation into 5 sources referring to the working conditions for children in factories during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, we now have the opportunity to bind all the facts together and create a detailed account. However, there are still questions over the reliability of some of the sources, so further research and comparisons with other mills need to be made. Making comparisons will also indicate the

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    Working Conditions for Children in Textile Mills in the Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries In this essay I am going to write about and explain what working conditions were like for children working in textile mills in the late 18 and early 19 centuries. I will examine and discuss the working conditions at Quarry Bank Mill and compare them with the other sources. The sources are paragraphs containing information about other different mills around England. I will write about the context

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    Textile Mills Case Study

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    The Missed Opportunities The O.P. Henley Textile Mill had a significant divide between employees and management and the working conditions were poor. There would have been many opportunities to make improvements such as improved working conditions, training and promotion programs, communication, and the building of trust. Significant wage increases may not have been necessary as long as they were competitive for the local market. In fact, a well-structured profit or gain-sharing program, benefitting

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    The girls that worked in the textile mills enjoyed new freedoms but also faced many challenges. Per Feller, the mill girls found “a blend of independence, conviviality, respectability, and reward” (120). These new experiences for the young women of New England came with many rules and harsh conditions but provided them with a sense of purpose and unique liberties. The women in the mills found independence, earned money and experienced freedoms unavailable in their home communities. They helped

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    Andrew Carnegie

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    founder of a great steel empire, and a very generous philanthropist, was born in Dumferline, Scotland on November 25, 1835. His father William Carnegie was a weaver in his cottage. His mother Mary Morrison was a housewife. Because of the growth of textile mills, William Carnegie found it very difficult to earn money, so he decided at this time his family would emigrate to the U.S., settling in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. Andrew Carnegie was forced to work at the age of 13 because his father was earning a

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    long hours, dangerous working environment, and strict moral regulations. The factory owners enacted a system of paternal supervision in which all girls attended the local church. Women were forced to work anywhere from 11 to 14 hours a day in the textile mills (D). During these long hours, they were engaged in the use of heavy machinery, which made labor extremely hot, noisy and hazardous (G). Because of these adverse working conditions, organizations and their efforts progressed into strikes, newspapers

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    South Creed," encouraging Southeners to diversify the economy by industrializing and become independant of northern manufactoring industries. Although the intial intent was well motivated, the South did not industrialized, whith exceptions to textile mills. Instead, because of the heavy reliance of staple cash crops such as tobacco and cotton, the South shifted into a new system of argicultural known as the crop lein system, which resulted in a cycle of debt that led the South further into debt.

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    London in the 1800s, when the pollution and overpopulation of the beginnings of dirty industry were in full swing. Britain, with its large supplies of coal and developed infrastructure, was a place well prepared to begin industrialization. Textile mills, metalworking, glass, ceramic, and brewing industries released huge amounts of coal soot into London’s air which literally created a black haze over the city (Internet 2). With so much soot in the air blocking out sunlight, London was su...

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