The Cotton Mills of South Carolina

The Cotton Mills of South Carolina

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...required as a protection to the mill, but, as every one understands, the matter is not left with the mill ofiicials as to whether or not they are issued. At one of the cotton mills, which has recently had a revision of its certificates, so to speak, they told me that they had gone through the mill carefully and "cleaned up everything," and that with four new certificates they had provided every child in the mill with such credentials or certificates as were necessary, and that they really thought that these four ought to work in the mill; that they were better of f in the mill than they would be idling outside. At several o1.' the mills, removed from the cities. I found that they had a number of school certificates on file, and that there were more children employed with school certificates--that is, indicating that they had been at school during the regular school session--than there were of those provided with the other ferms of statutory certificates. In my next letter I expect to deal with the diffieulties of dealing with the child labor problem. ARTICLE XVII.--Children in the Cotton Mills (Continued). There are a great many children in the cotton mills that do not belong.here. A visitor in going through many of the mills, if he were disposed to count all of the children that he saw in the mill as working, simply because they were within the four walls, would do an injustice to the mills and to the parents. A number of children go into the mills with their mothers, because they have nowhere else to stay. There are a great many mothers who will not consent to "farm their children out;" but take the children into the mills and allow them to "loaf" around, and in that way keep an eye on them; at the...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236739809
  • 9781236739803