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date: 23 January 2022

Child Labor. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Walter I. TrattnerWalter I. Trattner

Child labor, long a feature of American rural life, grew enormously and changed character with the industrialization of the late nineteenth century. On farms and in coal mines, on city streets and in tenements, in mills and canneries, almost two million children, some as young as five and six years old, worked long hours for a pittance, often under harsh conditions.... ...

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