Mill Girls

Mill Girls were young female workers who came to work in industrial corporations in Massachusetts during the Industrial Revolution in the United States. The workers initially recruited were typically between the ages of 15 and 30, but sometimes as young as 7 years old. By 1840, at the height of the Industrial Revolution, the textile mills had recruited over 8,000 women, who came to make up nearly seventy-five percent of the mill workforce.

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