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The Lowell textile mills

The Lowell textile mills were a new transition in American history that explored working and labor conditions in the new industrial factories in American. To describe the Lowell Textile mills it requires a look back in history to study, discover and gain knowledge of the industrial labor and factory systems of industrial America. These mass production mills looked pretty promising at their beginning but after years of being in business showed multiple problems and setbacks to the people involved in them. Lowell mills were located in Lowell, Massachusetts and specialized in manufacturing cotton cloth. The strong currents from the surrounding streams of water powered the mills machinery. More often then not, …show more content…

Boarding houses were dormitories owned and located close to mills. At first mill girls enjoyed the peaceful life of the boarding houses but soon it seem like the company was not only fixated on controlling and regulating every aspect of there working life but their leisure life also. Boarding house keepers and overseers were to be held responsible to a superintendent who of necessary must be a person of character and

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