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1832
Seth Luther, "An Address to the Working-Men of New England"

    

1837
For women, rural outwork is the dominant form of wage labor.

   
    
   

1840
Agitation for Ten-hour Day

    

1870
French-Canadian workers fill Northern N.E. mill towns

   
    
   

1886
Police kill strikers at Haymarket in Chicago

    

1890
Fall River surpasses Lowell as largest producer of printed textiles

   
    
   

1894
Immigration Restriction League Founded at Harvard

    

1912
Strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts

   
   

1912
Workers at Lowell live in ethnic communities

    

1924
First of New England textile mills moves south

   
    
   

1927
Nicola Sacco and Bartholomeo Vanzetti executed


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