How Did Florence Kelley's Campaign against Sweatshops in Chicago in the 1890s Expand
Government Responsibility for Industrial Working Conditions?

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Abstract

Introduction

Part I: Florence Kelley, "The Sweating System of Chicago," 1892

Document 1: "The Sweating System"

Document 2: "Chicago"

Document 3: "Home Shops"

Document 4: "Disease and Infection"

Part II: Public Reactions

Document 5: "Protest of Labor: Mass Meeting Held to Denounce the Sweat Shops," 19 February 1893

Document 6: Congressional Authorization of an Investigation, February 1892

Document 7: "Report of Inspection by Committee," Boston, Massachusetts, April 1892

Document 8: Testimony of Mrs. T.J. Morgan, February 1893

Document 9: Report by Mrs. T.J. Morgan, February 1893

Document 10: Florence Kelley's testimony on the Sweating System, February 1893

Part III: Anti-sweatshop Legislation, Its Opponents, and Its Enforcement

Document 11: Florence Kelley's recommended bill to the Investigation Committee, 1893

Document 12: "Compulsory Eight-Hour Law Impossible," 5 January 1893

Document 13: Factory and Workshop Bill of 1893

Document 14: Florence Kelley to Rand McNally and Co., 9 January 1894 

Document 15: Opinion of the Supreme Court of Illinois, Ritchie Vs. The People, 18 March 1895

Part IV: Florence Kelley's Annual Reports as Chief Factory Inspector

Document 16: 1894, "Filthy Shops," "Injurious Employments"

Document 17: 1894, "Prosecutions"

Document 18: 1894, "Recommendations"

Document 19: 1896, "Recommendations Child Labor"

Document 20: 1896, "Factory and Workshop Law"

          

Images

Image 1: Hull-House with Butler Art Gallery

Image 2: Elizabeth J. Morgan

Image 3: The Lily, "Cheap Clothing -- The Slaves of the 'Sweaters,'" 20 April 1890

          

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