Amelia, Wage slavery and Frederick Douglass

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Amelia, a worker in mid 19th century Lowell, Massachusetts, claimed that factory workers were caught in a system of “wage slavery.” How did she justify this claim?

Using what you know of factory work in mid 19th century, explain how such paid work might compare to slavery as described by Frederick Douglass in his Narrative. 

(Remember to frame this discussion in the changing context/s of the time period.)

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