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Plan of Investigation Question In what ways did the First Industrial Revolution affect the lives of work class women? Method of Investigation Beginning in 17 th century, the rise of industrial factories in Europe and America brought forth changes to society as urbanization and the dissipation of the cottage industry. In this investigation, I will analyze how these changes affected the lives of women. I will research the population trend of women in the labor force, and changes in women’s rights. Then, I will compare the wages of women with those of men and children, and their status in society before and after the First Industrial Revolution. Annotated Sources Benson, Sonia. “Development of the Industrial U.S.: Almanac” Development of the industrial U.S. Reference Library. UXL, 2003. This almanac covers information on women in the workforce and in labor unions. The book described the setting and rise of the first U.S. factories. There is a section about the Lowell Mill, a mill that only hired women. The last section speaks of workers going on strike in Lynn, Massachusetts and trying to setup protective care for industrialist workers. The author seems to note the restlessness of workers under worsening conditions in factories. Benson, Sonia. “Development of the Industrial U.S.: Primary Sources” Development of the
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course GEN 100 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '12 term at Purdue.

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