Who is Augusta Lewis Troup?Augusta Lewis Troup is New Haven's Labor Heroine!
Born in New York City c.1848 - Sept. 14,
1920, orphaned in infancy, called "Gussie" Lewis, adopted
by broker Isaac Gager, Manhattanville, she became a reporter
and typesetter, labor organizer and journalist, and joined
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in forming
the New York Working Women's Association in The Revolution's
She felt that the demand for suffrage should not get in the
way of women organizing for equal working rights. She organized and
led the Women's Typographical Union No. 1 1868-1878, married New
Haven Union publisher 1874. Mother of seven children, she was a community leader and was
called "the Little Mother of the Italian Colony."
Augusta Lewis Troup BookletAward-winning publication produced by the GNHLHA
and printed by the Print Shop at Wilbur L. Cross High School in New
Haven. Detailing the life and contibutions of August Lewis Troup, the
Booklet comes highly praised by the CT League of History.
View the booklet online now!
Find out more about Augusta Lewis Troup and her impact upon New Haven's rich labor history.