A Milwaukee woman urges woman and child labor reform, 1899.

Legislation that is needed as a protection to women and children in the various fields of labor: a paper by Mrs. Thomas H. Brown.


This brief paper was read on October 25, 1899, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, at the third annual meeting of the Wisconsin State Federation of Women’s Clubs. Its author has not been identified beyond "Mrs. Thomas H. Brown of Milwaukee," but she may have been Alice L. Brown, wife of the city tax commissioner (the only Thomas H. Brown in the 1900 census of Milwaukee). After briefly reviewing American women factory workers since 1780, Brown focuses on working conditions of Wisconsin women in the 1890s and proposes remedies for their welfare.



Related Topics: The Progressive Era
The Woman's Suffrage Movement
Progressivism and the Wisconsin Idea
Creator: Brown, Thomas H., Mrs.
Pub Data: Printed for the Wisconsin State Federation of Women’s Clubs (Eau Claire? Wis., 1899); from a copy in the Wisconsin Historical Society Library Pamphlet Collection, Call Number: 56- 1317.
Citation: Brown, Thomas H., Mrs. Legislation that is needed as a protection to women and children in the various fields of labor (Eau Claire? Wis., 1899). Online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1739 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1739; Visited on: 9/30/2014
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