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The New Industrial Worker As a 15-year-old girl growing up in America I had the typical teenagers life I went to school every day was involved in extra curricular activities and on the weekends worked part time at a video rental store My mother stayed at home and took care of my brother and me when we were little and continued to be a house mom long after we were old enough to be in high school It is hard to imagine what life must have been like for women and children who live just one hundred years ago in the industrial cities of the United States Sweatshops were their place of employment and the working conditions were awful Children started working full time at the age of fourteen and even smaller children were forced to work at home after school to help their impoverished families make extra money These conditions made living day to day a struggle for women and children at the turn of the century In Hilda Satt Polachecks I Came a Stranger the world is given one of many first hand accounts of what it was like to grow up as an immigrant child during what is now thought of as the Industrial Revolution When Hilda turned fourteen years old she was forced to leave school and join the workforce with her older sister It was at this time that a young fourteen-year-old became an adult and a worker Polacheck 56 Hilda like so many other young immigrants went from enjoying her days as a schoolgirl to working from seven thirty in the morning till six in the evening six days a week 57 From these sixty hour work weeks Hilda took home only four dollars a week Many children worked similar hours in a week and made the same wages as Hilda In fact it was estimated in this time that one out of five children at
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