The Harbinger Summary

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In 1836 writers for a newspaper called The Harbinger had the opportunity to examine the life of factory workers. People had come forward and shared information about the poor conditions in the factories but they could not verify any of it. The writers wanted to provide readers of The Harbinger with a credible account of the day to day life of worker so they went to factories in Lowell, Massachusetts and Manchester, New Hampshire. While at the factories the writers inspected the boarding houses, interviewed female operatives, and even ate meals in the boarding houses to help understand the life of the average worker. The article begins by describing the average factory worker as well as some basic observations about day to day factory life.

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