Unformatted text preview: decent. The constant repetitive work for these children seems to get to their minds. When Sarah says, “I desire you pay that it may not be said of me when I come home that I have sold my soul for the gay vanitys of this world.” She feels as if she has lost her happiness in order to obtain money. Amelia, a Woman Worker, Protests Wage Slavery: Lowell, Massachusetts, 1845 It was unfair for the girls to be working in these boarding mills. The depression of walking into the “ large gloomy looking building”, where they will spend hours and hours of their life around strangers doing repetitive work. Even after the long exhausting day of being in the mill the girls are not given much freedom, having to spend their time with the same people they worked with in small rooms. Not only was this hard living for these girls, most of their insufficient pay went to paying for boarding....
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