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A Changing Nation-2

Ch 13 pg. 404: Changes in Working Life

TermDefinition
trade unions This objective was to improve pay and working conditions for their members.
strikes Workers would protest and refuse to work until their employers met their demand.
Rhode Island System The practice of hiring families and dividing factory work into simple tasks.
Francis Cabot Lowell A business man from New England who changed the textile industry in the Northeast.
Lowell system He built a loom that could spin thread and weave cloth. He hired unmarried women from local farms.
Sarah G. Bagley The founder of the Lowell Female Labor Reform Association,1844& V.P. of the New England Workingmen, 1845. Fought for 10 hour work day. r anking position in the labor movement. Supporter of the 10 hour
Created by: lollylulu