Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Date of Degree


Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name



Liberal Studies


Eugenia Paulicelli

Subject Categories

Digital Humanities | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Liberal Studies


Women, Woman, Workers, Strikes, ILGWU, Union, Sexual Harassment


The nine volumes of The Ladies’ Garment Worker, put through text analysis, would help find the voice of the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union through their own publications. On a CUNY Commons site this analysis would provide digital images of each publication along with a timeline of frequently-used words and phrases that connect to each other; this analysis would establish the main “voice” and identity of the ILGWU women that would create a personified entity during these the issue that is analyzed, which is Volume 1 that was published throughout 1901. The identity of women workers, even under the unionization of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union is defined by unsafe work conditions and sexual harassment that led to sex slavery. Women workers became political and social activists in becoming strikers and part of a union that developed the “voice” of sisterhood and a rise for justice through these nine issues.


Online component: https://tlgwvolumes.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

capstone-20190201164539.warc (3677 kB)
Archived website as a WARC file, created using webrecorder.io – web archive player available at https://github.com/webrecorder/webrecorderplayer-electron

voyant visual 1.png (164 kB)
Visualization screenshot 1 (Voyant)

voyant visual 2.png (43 kB)
Visualization screenshot 2 (Voyant)

LGW.zip (2213 kB)
Archived website using HTTRACK