For Women’s History Month, we are pleased to share the digitized collection of the Voice of Industry newspaper. The Voice of Industry was a worker-run newspaper, published by young women from 1845-1848, who came to work in the factories in Lowell, Mass. Under the influence of the young labor leader Sarah Bagley, the paper was an uncompromising advocate for women’s rights, publishing pieces about marriage, suffrage, and equality.
In 2012, the digitized collection was assembled and produced by Rajeev Ruparell who found the Voice while he was a student in Boston. Impressed with the paper, he volunteered months of his time to digitize and re-type much of the content. Please help us spread the word about this wonderful new online resource and let us know if you use it in your classroom.