City Slave Girls: Views of a Member of the Firm of Marshall Field & Co. on Female and Child Labor

City Slave Girls: Views of a Member of the Firm of Marshall Field & Co. on Female and Child Labor

Legislation Can Improve the Surroundings but Supply and Demand Must Regulate Wages

by: Nell Nelson | publication date: August 25, 1888 | Publication: Chicago Times | pages: 1-2

"I can say in a general way," said a member of the firm of Marshall Field & Co. "that from a mere humanitarian standpoint it pays to treat female employes humanely, show that we respect them and enable them to be self-respecting, and at the same time to pay them the highest market wages.

Commentary on the City Slave Girls series from the Times

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