Lewis Hine’s Striking Portraits of US Child Laborers in the 1900s – Flashbak

Lewis Hine’s Striking Portraits of US Child Laborers in the 1900s – Flashbak

Mass industrialization brought with it a new scourge, child labor. “Factory owners preferred hiring children,” writes Catherine A. Paul in a brief history of the National Child Labor Committee, “because they were cheaper, less likely to strike, and more manageable than adults.” But the work was “grueling; a child working in a factory worked 12 … Continue reading “Lewis Hine’s Striking Portraits of US Child Laborers in the 1900s”

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