Her father was a famous social activist who fought for the rights of the poor and weak. Kelley organizes the New York Child Labor Committee, and is a member of the board for many years. In the mean time, she pursued her passion for working women by founding and attending evening classes at the New Century Guild for Working Women. Josephine died at the age of 10 months. Shortly after her graduation, Florence was off to Switzerland for graduate school.
The book also serves as a political history of the United States during a period of transforming change when women worked to end the abuses of unregulated industrial capitalism. Illinois Office of Inspectors of Factories and Workshops. She said, 'In order to be rated as good as a good man in the field of her earnings, she must show herself better than he. For a radical cure of the social disease means the end of the system of exploiting the workers. She sought to give the children the right of education, and argued that children must be nurtured to be intelligent people. Hull House resident Alzina Stevens served as one of Kelley's assistant factory inspectors. Florence Kelley was born on September 12, 1859, in Philadelphia, Pa.
So long as women hardly exist as full professors in state universities, and Dr. DuBois disagreed on how to attack this bill. New Haven: Yale University Press. During the summer, young children were particularly susceptible to infection from contaminated food, milk, and water. But to stop exploiting would be suicide for the class that we are born and educated into, and of which we college-bred women form an integral part.
He taught his daughter about the child workers, and several times took her to see young boys working in factories under dangerous conditions. New York City Public Library. Sklar, 1995 It is postulated that Florence felt the need, and pressure from the family, to successfully execute the role of dutiful daughter. People: Abstract of Record 4 1894. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the and see a list of open tasks.
Next week we are to take the initiative in the systematic endeavor to clean out the sweating dens. Kelly argues that it is the responsibility of the consumer to use their buying power to discourage moral ills regarding work conditions, such as child labor. From 1891 through 1899, Kelley lived at the Hull House settlement in Chicago. Florence Kelley completed Cornell University in 1882 as a Phi Beta Kappa, spending six years in earning her degree due to health issues. New York City Public Library. Clements and led by Eliza Sproat Turner. She lived at the Henry Street Settlement House and worked with numerous reformers and reform organizations for minimum wage laws, woman's suffrage, and Federal aid for mothers and babies.
Due to illness that forced her to leave college for over two years, she did not graduate until 1882. The law limited working hours for women, prohibited child labor, and regulated working conditions in sweatshops. Brandeis , a process of integrating facts and experiences in legal action to demonstrate the need for changing laws according to human realities. She was particularly involved with the and the. She was one of the much-applauded speakers at the meeting of the Trade Union Educational League in Washington in May, and at the June Conference of the League for Industrial Democracy at Camp Tamiment. She holds this position until 1897.
Her first meeting marked a turning point. While at the Hull House, Kelley bonded with Jane Addams and Julia Lanthrop, who worked together as major labor reformers. After one year spent in teaching evening classes in Philadelphia, Kelley went to Europe to continue with her studies. She wanted a divorce because of his physical abuse and overflowing debt. The Great Depression would alter the climate for change in the United States and the courts. At Cornell, she was a Phi Beta Kappa member. In Zurich, she met various European socialists, including Polish-Russian medical student Lazare Wischnewetzky, whom she married in 1884 and with whom she had three children Kelley, F.
Pugh was an advocate for women and told Florence about her life as an oppressed woman. She wanted to get the bill passed and then change the language. Wayman: Statement, Brief, and Argument for Appellant, Edgar T. Institute of Government and Public Affairs of the University of Illinois. People: Abstract of Record 10 1894. New York City Public Library. Oregon: Supreme Court Opinion 1908.
Her work against sweatshops, and for the minimum wage, eight-hour workdays, and children's rights is widely regarded today. Family In 1859, Florence was born to William D. Her father, William Kelley, was a great influence upon her. Kelley's Aunt Sarah, Sarah Pugh, attended the World Anti-Slavery Convention, which was a convention of American and British abolitionists. Regardless of what she saw, she was unable to affect change. Caroline died at the age of four months. The women of Hull House: A study in spirituality, vocation, and friendship.