Originally inhabited by the Paugassett native tribe, the area later to become Bridgeport was first settled by Europeans around 1644, when it was known by the name of Poquonnock. It became the first incorporated borough of Connecticut in 1800.
Bridgeport became a major industrial hub of the state in the late 19th century, where between the years of 1870 and 1910, the population increased exponentially from 25, 000 to over 100, 000 over that period, thanks to the large influx of immigrants from countries such as Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, England, and Italy. Today it is the largest city in Connecticut, the fifth largest in New England, and boasts a population of over 150, 000.
The now-standard eight-hour working day was advocated and won in Bridgeport back in 1915 when corset workers, all of them women, went on strike against their employer, the Warner Corset Company. This protest spread to other neighboring industries and manufacturers such as factories, foundries, garment suppliers, and laundries, with a proper and manageable eight-hour working day being demanded and subsequently won… girl power indeed!
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