Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 20:27:34 -0500

From: "Barry A. Popik" Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Sweatshops

David Barnhart and Allan Metcalf's AMERICA IN SO MANY WORDS (1997) use

the DICTIONARY OF AMERICANISMS citation and list "sweatshop" for 1892.

This is from the National Police Gazette, 31 October 1846, pg. 60, col.


POLICY AND "SWEAT" SHOPS.--We call the attention of the members of the

grand jury, who will be summoned next week to attend the November term of the

Sessions of this city, to the "Sweat" shops in Courtland street, near

Broadway, recently opened by policy dealers, who have left their swindling

business through our expositions, and also to the operations of James T.

Bache's policy shop, under Howard's Hotel, two doors from Maiden Lane. The

gentlemen who called upon us relative to their clerks who have dealt with

Bache, will find the necessary papers ready on Monday morning.