Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 20:27:34 -0500 From: "Barry A. Popik" 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. 2: 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.