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In colonial America most manufacturing was done by hand in the home Some was done in workshops attached to the home As towns grew into cities the demand for manufactured goods increased Some workshop owners began hiring helpers to increase production Relations between the employer and helper were generally harmonious They worked side by side had the same interests and similar political views The factory system that began around 1800 brought great changes The employer no longer worked beside his employees He became an executive and a merchant who rarely saw his workers He was concerned less with their welfare than with the cost of their labor Many workers were angry about the changes brought by the factory system In the past they had taken great pride in their handicraft skills now machines did practically all the work and they were reduced to the status of common laborers In bad times they could lose their jobs Then workers who would accept lower wages might replace them To skilled craft workers the Industrial Revolution meant degradation rather than progress The Industrial Revolution was dawning in the United States At Lowell Massachusetts the construction of many mills and factories began in the early 1800s Factory owners were in desperate need of workers and as most jobs in these factories required neither great strength nor special skills In turn the owners thought women could do the work as well as or better than men In addition they were more compliant The New England region was home to many young single farm girls who might be recruited The only thing that hindered many from working was the belief that sooner or later factory workers would be exploited and would sink into hopeless poverty Economic laws would force them to work harder and harder for less and less pay Factory workers were able to persuade the women to work by building decent houses for them to live and adult supervision
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