10 Hour Work Day Primary Source Activity
The Demand for a 10 Hour Day (1835) The 1830s and 1840s saw a major movement arise for the restriction of labor hours -- limiting the working day to 10 hours. Boston artisans were in the forefront of this movement. Below is an excerpt from a circular they issued. Students will translate the primary source and analyze the excerpt.


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