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Clara Lemlich ignited the 1909 walkout of shirtwaist makers with her call for a general strike. This piece was first published in the New York Evening Journal, November 28, 1909.
This essay explains the significance of young female immigrants in the labor upheavals that helped define the Progressive Era.