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Twelve-year-old Emily Watson desperately needs to keep her job in the overcrowded Acme Garment Factory where she works for four dollars a week, but when tragedy strikes, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Simultaneous.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Barbara Greenwood
Publisher:
Release: 2008-08-11
File: 136 Pages
ISBN-13: 1439543569

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In order to save her family’s farm, Roshen, sixteen, must leave her rural home to work in a factory in the south of China. There she finds arduous and degrading conditions and contempt for her minority (Uyghur) background. Sustained by her bond with other Uyghur girls, Roshen is resolved to endure all to help her family and ultimately her people. A workplace survival story, this gritty, poignant account focuses on a courageous teen and illuminates the value—and cost—of freedom.

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Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Author: Josanne La Valley
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2017-01-10
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780544699533

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As millions of women and girls left country towns to generate Korea’s manufacturing boom, the factory girl emerged as an archetypal figure in twentieth-century popular culture. This book explores the factory girl in Korean literature from the 1920s to the 1990s, showing the complex ways in which she has embodied the sexual and class violence of industrial life.

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Genre: History
Author: Ruth Barraclough
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2012-06
File: 196 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780520289765

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An eye-opening and previously untold story, Factory Girls is the first look into the everyday lives of the migrant factory population in China. China has 130 million migrant workers—the largest migration in human history. In Factory Girls, Leslie T. Chang, a former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Beijing, tells the story of these workers primarily through the lives of two young women, whom she follows over the course of three years as they attempt to rise from the assembly lines of Dongguan, an industrial city in China’s Pearl River Delta. As she tracks their lives, Chang paints a never-before-seen picture of migrant life—a world where nearly everyone is under thirty; where you can lose your boyfriend and your friends with the loss of a mobile phone; where a few computer or English lessons can catapult you into a completely different social class. Chang takes us inside a sneaker factory so large that it has its own hospital, movie theater, and fire department; to posh karaoke bars that are fronts for prostitution; to makeshift English classes where students shave their heads in monklike devotion and sit day after day in front of machines watching English words flash by; and back to a farming village for the Chinese New Year, revealing the poverty and idleness of rural life that drive young girls to leave home in the first place. Throughout this riveting portrait, Chang also interweaves the story of her own family’s migrations, within China and to the West, providing historical and personal frames of reference for her investigation. A book of global significance that provides new insight into China, Factory Girls demonstrates how the mass movement from rural villages to cities is remaking individual lives and transforming Chinese society, much as immigration to America’s shores remade our own country a century ago.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Leslie T. Chang
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Release: 2008-10-07
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780385528528

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It is at last being recognized that, contrary to common understanding, there were working-class women poets in the nineteenth century. Yet this growing awareness is rarely accompanied by a sustained engagement with their poetry. Painstaking research into the life and work of an author remains constricted to the Brownings and Rossettis of both sexes. The present study breaks with this academic habit. It is the first critical biography of the Glaswegian writer who signed her poems as 'The Factory Girl'. It is an essay in recovery and exploration, situating Ellen Johnston at the intersection of gender, class and nation. It documents her range of subjects, styles and voices. The book is concluded by a selection of Ellen Johnston's verse.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: H. Gustav Klaus
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release: 1998
File: 117 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105022125194

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Genre: Sunday school literature
Author: Ariel Ivers Cummings
Publisher:
Release: 1847
File: 167 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015063546553

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Amal Amireh
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2000
File: 183 Pages
ISBN-13: 0815336209

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The twentieth century ushered in a new world filled with a dazzling array of consumer goods. Even the poorest immigrant girls could afford a blouse or two. But these same immigrant teens toiled away in factories in appalling working conditions. Their hard work and sacrifice lined the pockets of greedy factory owners who were almost exclusively white men. The tragic Triangle Waist Factory fire in 1911 resulted in the deaths of over a hundred young people, mostly immigrant girls, who were locked in the factory. Told from the perspective of six young women who lived the story, this book reminds us why what we buy and how we vote really matter.

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Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
Author: Christine Seifert
Publisher: Millbrook Press
Release: 2019-08-01
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781541579620

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Author: Frederic Carlisle Montagu
Publisher:
Release: 1839
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OXFORD:590691405

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Author: Erwin L. Coolidge
Publisher:
Release: 1894
File: 142 Pages
ISBN-13: OSU:32435018070052

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