AP U.S. History: Women's Working Conditions

The excerpt from Harriet H. Robinson's autobiography indicates which of the following about the women's working conditions at the Lowell factory system?

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long hours for a low pay in the local factory

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system Harrison clearly points out that Lowell mill women and

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girls worked from five o'clock in the morning until seven

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in the evening which amounted to almost fourteen hours a

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day Well meanwhile the pay was only two bucks a

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week which even at the time wasn't much to write

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home about We assume the local mill women wrote home

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a lot as they probably couldn't afford to do much

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else with their free minutes of time So the answer

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here is be the women worked long hours for low

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pay the wrong ones well stated about little mill women

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and girls were not paid fairly They worked long and

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hard for the little income they received its false that

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on ly the adult women had to work long hours

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Harrison points out that even the little girl's known as

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Daw furs were forced to be on duty nearly fourteen

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hours a day Harrison herself started working for LOEL as

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a doll for she adds that the typical long working

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day was the greatest hardship in the lives of these

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children So we know the women definitely did not work

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short hours for fair pay Yeah Come a long way 00:01:17.9 --> [endTime] baby Anyway the answer is B