19th century industrial revolution
Manufacturing and Industry
They employed a lot of women to work in the mills since it was a big factory and to make more money.
Women didn't wear any protective garments as many people do now in days when they go work in factories or farms.
Young females were also working in the mills and had to work for long periods of time as the others.
As you can see in the pictures above, females working in the mills didn't have no helmets or safety working clothes or gloves etc. They could get injured quick by any of the machines. They had to work for a long time and there wasn't a law that would protect them to not work for a long period of time. There was many injuries in the mills, not only females got injured but men as well. "Excerpt from a Letter from Mary Paul, Lowell mill girl" tells us that a female broke her neck which caused her instant death. There was also a man who got killed by the railroad cars.
The railroad system helped trading overland and was also used for traveling.
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The steamships transported goods and passengers. This helped with trading
Improvements in Transportation
Two improvents in transportation that we've learned about were the railroad system and the steamship system. The steamship system helped with buying, selling, and trading goods over sea. The railroad system was used for traveling overland.
Factories that have hundreds of women working in the mills for long periods of time.
Younf females also worked in the mills as you can see in the picture.
Women worked hard for hours.