City Slave Girls: Opinions of Prominent Men on How To Remedy the Great Evils of Female and Child Labor

City Slave Girls: Opinions of Prominent Men on How To Remedy the Great Evils of Female and Child Labor

J. McGregor Adams Says that Stringent Laws Should be Enacted and Immigration Restricted

by: J. McGregor | publication date: August 21, 1888 | Publication: Chicago Times | pages: 1-2

"I can't speak as freely about female as I can male labor," said one manufaturer.
"Why not?" 
"Well, women are different from men.  That remark is not original, but it is a basic truth and one which all employers must recognize. Without mincing matters, and confidentiality, I will say to you that women who do men's work are not worth as much as men to the employers of labor.

Commentary on the Times's series on female labor conditions in Chicago.

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