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Stories of Women During the Industrial Revolution: Changing Roles, Changing Lives
Stories of Women During the Industrial Revolution: Changing Roles, Changing Lives
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Heinemann-Raintree Middle School Nonfiction

Stories of Women During the Industrial Revolution: Changing Roles, Changing Lives

From the mid-18th century, new machines powered by steam and coal began to produce goods on a massive scale. This was known as the Industrial Revolution. Workers were poorly paid and their working conditions were harsh. Life was even harder for working women, who received lower wages and fewer rights than men. Some women, however, would not stand for the poor treatment of themselves or others. These are the stories of four trailblazers who achieved amazing things in difficult circumstances: Known as the “Angel of the Prisons,” Elizabeth Fry brought about changes for female and child inmates. Florence Nightingale did the unthinkable for a woman of the time and, instead of getting married, became a nurse and reformed the nursing system. Sarah G. Bagley was a pioneering labor activist who fought against harsh factory conditions. “Mother” Jones earned the title of “most dangerous woman in America” by traveling around the country urging coal miners and mill workers to stand up for their rights. Many of the rights women have today are thanks to their actions. They helped change society's image of women forever.  

 
Dewey305.420973
GenreBiography
  
Reading LevelGrades 6-11
Interest LevelGrades 6-11
GRLW
Lexile Level1040L
  
Text TypeNarrative Nonfiction
Text SubtypeSequence
  
ISBN978-1-4846-0863-0
PublisherHeinemann-Raintree
BrandHeinemann-Raintree Middle School Nonfiction
Copyright2015
  
Page Dimensions5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Page Count112
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
List Price: $31.99 School/Library Price
$23.99
 


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VOYA - Rebecca Denham

"These mini biographies are appropriate for a general introduction to some high profile figures in women’s history. . . .a good introduction to women’s history for below-level readers or English language learner students." - VOYA

April 1, 2015

School Library Connection - Maggie Norris, LMS, Byron Nelson High School, Trophy Club (TX)

"...very valuable for ELL or lower level students. . . .these texts do provide a strong introduction to women’s history." - School Library Connection

February 1, 2016

 
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