Lowell System

Lowell System

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  • The Lowell System By: Kylie Townsend 
  • Lowell, Massachusetts 1822 The Cotton Mills 
  • Rene is starting her day at work. Shes is one of the youngest Lowell girls at the mill, at only 15 years old. 
  • The Lowell Girls work for long hours for very little money. They run the various looms around the mill. 
  • Are You ready to work for long hours for little money? 
  • But their hard works pay off. Thanks to them, the cotton industry booms, as well as the fashion industry. 
  • Did you finish that book that I gave you? 
  • Working in the mills allows for the girls to make money, something that they could not do before. They also improve their reading and writing while working the looms. 
  • Even though conditions are harsh, life for the Lowell Mill girls is pretty ok.
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