The Industrial Revolution (1800's)
A time of un equal pay due to sexism
Who exactly were the Lowell Girls?
The Lowell girls were female workers who worked in the industries of Lowell, Pennsylvenia. The leaders of the industries hired women who were young unmarried women from local farms. The reason they had to be young is that they had more advantages to being young, such as not having the responsibilities a married woman would have. Their age range was from 10 to 25 yrs. old. There were even some women from Canada or England. Many famalies sent their daughters to Lowell to help support their whole family.
As you can tell by the picture provided, the Lowell girls were young.
In the image above, shows women working under poor cirsumstances such as no proper safe uniform or gear.
The photo shows were women worked in Lowell, Pensylvenia.
The Evolution of Transportaion
In the 1800's, there was something called "Transportation Revolution" , it created ways to travel differently and much more easier. The most common ways of traveling were steamboats and the train. In the 19th century, the steamboats were a huge thing due them being able to carry goods across the atlantic. What linked almost every major city in the Eastern United States was the railroad system. The economy surged foward and major cities grew due to the "Transportation Revolution."
These steamboats traveled across the atlantic carrying goods.
The Railroad System
Trains exported and imported goods into the major cities in the Eastern U.S.
Factories Towards The Economy
Due to the workers making new things in factories, it improved the economy.