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Child Labor in America

by Juliet Mofford

  • 343 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Labor,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business/Economics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatSchool & Library Binding
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9778603M
    ISBN 100613184858
    ISBN 109780613184854

    Child labor laws in the United States address issues related to the employment and welfare of working minors and children in the United most sweeping federal law that restricts the employment and abuse of child workers is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Child labor provisions under FLSA are designed to protect the educational opportunities of youth and prohibit their employment. Book Description: The history of early America cannot be told without considering unfree labor. At the center of this history are African and Native American adults forced into slavery; the children born to these unfree persons usually inherited their parents' status.

    Child labor was especially common in the late 18th century, during the early years of the Industrial Revolution. At the time, industrial cities and towns grew dramatically due to the migration of farmers and their families who were looking for work in the newly developed factories and mines. Children have always worked to help their families, on farms and in the home. With the growth of factory labor and increasing numbers of immigrants arriving in the U.S., children began working more and more. Accounts from children and their bosses, the development of new labor laws, and the efforts of labor reformers tell the story of child labor.

      But labor experts say it’s difficult to know the scope of unlawful child labor in America, and even more difficult to enforce the law, because federal regulators don’t have enough resources. Peter Kirby, the author of Child Labour in Britain, (), has pointed out that many mine owners stopped employing young children, not because it was illegal, but because they were considered to be inefficient. "In the complicated ventilation systems of larger pits, young and inexperienced 'trappers' were often held responsible for.


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Child Labor in America by Juliet Mofford Download PDF EPUB FB2

Child Labor in America tells the story of that historic legal struggle. The book offers the first full account of child labor law in America—from the earliest state regulations to the most recent important Supreme Court decisions and the latest contemporary attacks on existing : John A.

Fliter. CHILD LABOR IN AMERICA, A HISTORY is an informative, compelling and often saddening history of this evil. Extremely well-researched and evocatively-illustrated, it is a sobering look back at the cost America's children paid for the country's economic progress.

Highly recommended. I received this book /5(3). Rosenberg's book describes the growth of child labor during those years, Child Labor in America book the work children did in the various industries. During much of America's history, children were employed as workers in factories, mines and sweatshops, on farms, etc/5.

This history of American child labor details the extent to which children worked in various industries, the debate over health and social effects, and the long battle with agricultural and industrial interests to curtail the : McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers.

Child Labor in America Book Summary: At the close of the 19th century, more than 2 million American children under age 16—some as young as 4 or 5—were employed on farms, in mills, canneries, factories, mines and offices, or selling newspapers and fruits and vegetables on the streets.

The first section discusses child labor as a social and economic problem in America from an historical and theoretical perspective. The second part presents child labor as National Child Labor 5/5(2).

This book examines the facts concerning child labour in Latin America, how it varies over time; across countries; and in comparison to other areas of the world.

It aims to improve the understanding of root causes and consequences of persistent child labour and to contribute to the policy debate. Although most European nations had child labor laws bythe material requirements necessary during World War II brought many children back into the labor market.

Legislation concerning child labor in other than industrial pursuits, e.g., in agriculture, has lagged. In the Eastern and Midwestern United States, child labor became a.

Books shelved as child-labor: Iqbal by Francesco D'Adamo, Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth, I Like, I Don't Like by Anna Baccelliere, The Bitter Side. In colonial America, child labor was not a subject of controversy.

It was an integral part of the agricultural and handicraft economy. Children not only worked on the family farm but were often. The work of Hines and the National Child Labor Committee helped usher in reforms such as the National Industrial Recovery Act and the Fair Labor Author: Madison Horne.

This history of American child labor details the extent to which children worked in various industries, the debate over health and social effects, and the long battle with agricultural and. Child Labor in America tells the story of that historic legal struggle.

The book offers the first full account of child labor law in America—from the earliest state regulations to the most recent important Supreme Court decisions and the latest contemporary attacks on existing laws.

Child Labor in America tells the story of that historic legal struggle. The book offers the first full account of child labor law in America—from the earliest state regulations to the most recent important Supreme Court decisions and the latest contemporary attacks on existing : John A.

Fliter. The major contribution of this book is presented in Part II entitled “Child Labor in America” because it describes child labor in the main industries and trades of the American economy using primary sources.

History of child labor in the United States—part 1: little children working There was a time in this country when young children routinely worked legally. As industry grew in the period following the Civil War, children, often as young as 10 years old but sometimes much younger, labored.

The history of child labor in America is long and, in some cases, unsavory. It dates back to the founding of the United States. Historically, except for the privileged few, most children worked— either for their parents or for an outside employer.

Through the years, however, child labor practices have changed. Description: The history of child labour in America is long and, in some cases, unsavoury.

It dates back to the founding of the United States. Traditionally, most children, except for the privileged few, had always worked -- either for their parents or for an outside employer. Through the years, however, child labour practices have changed.

Child Labor in America by Juliet H Mofford,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(4). Child Labor in America: A History by Chaim M. Rosenberg. At the close of the 19th century, more than 2 million American children under age some as young as 4 or were employed on farms, in mills, canneries, factories, mines and offices, or selling newspapers and fruits and vegetables on the streets.

Children working in the Mererani mines earn the equivalent of between 60 cents and $ a day when they are given tasks to do. Some children look through the gravel left by the pit owners in the hope of finding a gemstone. When they do, which is only very rarely, they can earn between $24 and $File Size: 39KB.About this title Despite its decline throughout the advanced industrial nations, child labor remains one of the major social, political, and economic concerns of modern history, as witnessed by the many high-profile stories on child labor and sweatshops in the media today.

This 5/5(1).ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 64 pages: illustrations ; 19 cm. Contents: Textile tots --Breaker boys in the coal mines --Children work the city streets --Children in the sweatshops --The child-savers --Different points of view --Kids on strike --Child laborers of stage and screen --The long struggle for legal reform.