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The Brunswick Children Strike the Cabot Mill

A child textile mill worker in Evansville, Ind., August 1908. Photo by Lewis Hine, courtesy Library of Congress.In the summer of 1881, eight-year-old children working in a Brunswick, Maine, textile mill found out eight-year-old children working in a Lewiston, Maine, ...

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The Pemberton Mill Disaster

On a wintry evening in 1860, textile workers in the huge Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Mass., heard an odd rattle followed by a long, ear-splitting crash. Part of the building’s brick wall bulged and exploded, and then within seconds the ...

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