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Striking back : the fight to end child labor exploitation  Cover Image Book Book

Striking back : the fight to end child labor exploitation

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  • ISBN: 9780756542979 (library binding)
  • ISBN: 0756542979 (library binding)
  • Physical Description: 64 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 27 cm.
    print
  • Publisher: Mankato, MN : Compass Point Books, c2010.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 60-63) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Kids who work -- Caught in the machine -- Making child labor visible -- Mother Jones and Mr. Hine -- Strike! strike! -- Law of the land.
Summary, etc.: In 1790 the first water-powered mill in America was run by children, some as young as 7 years old. They were paid pennies for a work day that might last more than 10 hours. As America grew, the children's plight grew worse. Exhausted by six-day work weeks and harsh conditions, millions of young workers had no time to play or go outdoors. They had no childhood. In time children and adults fought back, and the children went on strike to protest harsh conditions. Finally, during the last years of the Great Depression, the government took action, passing the Fair Labor Act.
Subject: Child labor United States History
Strikes and lockouts United States History Juvenile literature
Child labor United States History Juvenile literature

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