Category Archives: Market Revolution

“Slavers” for New England Girls (1846) Primary Source Document Activity

Primary Source Account of Textile Girls in the Mid 19th Century: We were not aware, until within a few days, of the modus operandi of the factory powers in this village of forcing poor girls from their quiet homes to … Continue reading

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The Coming of the Irish (1836) Primary Source Document Activity

Primary Source Document: Account by Charles J. Latrobe (1836) a writer sharing his observations of the Irish Immigration experience in America. Here comes a shipload of Irish. They land upon the wharfs of New York in rags and open-knee’d reeches, … Continue reading

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