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Bell Ringer: Industrialization and Lowell Mill Girls

Industrialization and Lowell Mill Girls

Queens College History professor Joshua Freeman talked about the history of factories. He discussed industrialization in American and factories in Lowell, MA which used women workers to make textiles.

Description

Queens College History professor Joshua Freeman talked about the history of factories. He discussed industrialization in American and factories in Lowell, MA which used women workers to make textiles.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • How did Charles Dickens view factories in the United States when he visited Lowell, MA?
  • What was unique about the workforce in the cotton mills in Lowell, MA? Why did this occur?
  • Describe the lifestyle of the workers in the Lowell mills.
  • What was the general perceptions of manufacturing in America at that time?
  • How did manufacturing in Lowell change?
  • How did manufacturing in Lowell reflect the optimism about industrialization in the United States?

Additional Resource

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Agrarian
    • Alexis De Tocqueville
    • Artisan
    • Boarding House
    • Charles Dickens
    • Cotton Mill
    • Dystopian
    • Industrial Revolution
    • Labor Shortage
    • Lowell
    • Proletariat
    • Textile

    Topics

    State HistoryU.S. History

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity