Unformatted text preview: were important because it gave them independence. The reason why women worked in the mills was to make money, often in order to have enough money to get married. Others wanted to gain independence from their family. Most women did not work in the mills forever, just long enough to make enough money to live on. These were the reasons why women in the workforce were so important. This is what the Harbinger newspaper discovers and the truth about what happened in the mills in Lowell during the 1820’s and 1830’s....
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