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American Experience: Sins of Our Mothers

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Synopsis: Narrated by acclaimed actress Amanda Plummer, this episode from the Emmy award-winning PBS series dramatizes one of the darker facets to the Industrial Revolution, as seen in the plight of young women in 19th century America whose economic, family, or social circumstances sometimes thrust them into a life of virtual slavery. The show recounts the true story of Emeline Gurney. In the 1820s she was compelled to leave her hometown of Fayette, ME, to go to work in the textile mill town of Lowell, MA. ... Full Synopsis
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