VIII-"City Slave Girls" - Nell Nelson - Chicago Daily Times

VIII-"City Slave Girls" - Nell Nelson - Chicago Daily Times

A Second Investigation "By Request" of Some of the Places Already Visited

by: Nell Nelson | publication date: August 6, 1888 | Publication: Chicago Times | pages: 1-2

Nothing ever heretofore printed in The TIMES has provoked more comment or attracted more widespread attention than the exposures made during the last six days of the condition of the girls who work in some of the sewing shops of the city.  The entire public seems to be watching the progress of the revelations made by Miss Nelson not only with interest but the constantly increasing indignation at the slave-drivers who are responsible for the state of affairs.  Hundreds of letters are recieved at this office daily commending the work and urging that it be prosecuted until the public is so thoroughly aroused that the evil shall be specially and permanently corrected.  Several of the writers have spent sums of money varying from $1 to $25 requesting that Miss Nelson distribute it among the poor girls who are so bitterly and shamefully oppressed, or make such use of it as her good judgement and experience may suggest. 

Nell Nelson's undercover series examining women's working conditions in Chicago factories continues with a re-examination of some of the factories, by request.

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