Child labor in America : a history / Chaim M. Rosenberg.

Author
Rosenberg, Chaim M. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
  • © 2013
Description
vii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

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Subject(s)
Summary note
"Until the close of the 19th century, many children in America were employed in farming, mills and mines or sold newspapers and fruits and vegetables on the streets. It took the Great Depression and New Deal legislation to pass the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (and receive the support of the Supreme Court)"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Cotton and cotton mills -- Apprenticeship system -- Florence Kelley -- Settlement houses--Jane Addams, Julia Lathrop and Lillian Wald -- Reformers and muckrakers -- Tenements -- In the mines -- On the farm -- Distributing the news -- City work -- At sea -- Bottles, silk, meat and shoes -- Children at war -- Health and education of working children -- National Child Labor Committee and the U.S. Children's Bureau -- Lewis Wickes Hine, photographer extraordinaire -- The legal battle -- Frances Perkins and the new deal -- Child labor today.
ISBN
  • 9780786473496 (softcover : alk. paper)
  • 0786473495 (softcover : alk. paper)
LCCN
2013025614
OCLC
817595609
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