Work by Day, Adopt by Night
Torch Light of American Labor (Boston, Massachusetts). Nov. 13, 1847, vol. 1, no. 9.
The nineteenth century saw the industrialization of America and a larger number of people entering the urban labor force rather than toiling in the fields. Some publishers realized this was a large audience with a common interest. Starting in the 1830s working men’s and labor publications started appearing. The aim of this particular paper was “protecting the laboring classes from the competition of European laborers.” It is the only issue known.