Child Labor

Child Labor : An American History

2.5 (4 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$49.95

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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 work considers the issue in three parts. 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 Committee investigators found it in major American industries and occupations, including coal mines, cotton textile mills, and sweatshops in the early 1900s. Finally, the concluding section integrates these findings and attempts to apply them to child labor problems in America and the rest of the world today.
show more

Out of ideas for the holidays?

Visit our Gift Guides and find our recommendations on what to get friends and family during the holiday season. Shop now .

Product details

  • Paperback | 446 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 635.03g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0765609363
  • 9780765609366
  • 2,361,163

Table of contents

Part I. The Child Labor Problem; 1. Child Labor as a Social and Economic Problem; 2. Industrialization of Child Labor; 3. Child Labor Reform; Part II. Child Labor in America; 4. Children in the Coal Mines; 5. Light Manufacturing: Children in the Glass-Houses; 6. Cotton Textiles: The Herod of Industries; 7. The Sweatshops and Industrial Homework; 8. The Street Trades; 9. Children in Agriculture and Food Processing; Part III. Child Labor's Legacy; 10. America and Child Labor Today; 11. Global Child Labor: Past as Prologue
show more

Rating details

4 ratings
2.5 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 0% (0)
3 50% (2)
2 50% (2)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X