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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 offices 1868. 

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 Booklet

Award-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!Augusta Lewis Troup Booklet published by GNHLHA 
Find out more about Augusta Lewis Troup and her impact upon New Haven's rich labor history.


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