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Monica Grabin: Singing History

Industrial Revolution (click for info)

The beginnings in England, the first American mills in New England, how they worked, the workforce of teenage girls, life in the factories, the cotton that fueled the wealth of New England and the slavery that produced it, immigration, early labor unrest and strikes, the mills moving south. The railroads and who built them, and the mines which produced the coal the railroads used for fuel. A few of the songs: Cotton Mill Girls, the Lewiston Factory Girl, No Irish Need Apply, Pick a Bale of Cotton, 16 Tons, Poor Man, Rich Man.