antedating sweat shop (1884)

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Tue Sep 18 11:40:16 UTC 2007

ads-l archives has 1890

The Galveston Daily News, (Houston, TX) Wednesday, October 15, 1884; pg. 5;
Issue 175; col E.    [19th C US Newspapers]
Work for Tiny Hands The Wages of Women and Children ...[Chicago Herald]
There are in Chicago....
A custom tailor working as journeyman earns from $3 to $4 per day; a girl in a
tailor-shop known as a sweat shop, earns little more than that per week. The
wholesale clothing manufacturer pays to the owner of a sweat shop from
25 to 45 cents for a pair of pants....the profits of the sweat-shop keeper....

Stephen Goranson

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