Pathways: Grade 7 Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor Tradebook
Author(s): KH Pathways (Russell Freedman)
By the early 1900s, many Americans were calling child labor “child slavery” and were demanding an end to it. At a desperate time in American history, America’s army of child laborers had been growing steadily for a century. More than 2 million American children under 16 years of age were a regular part of the workforce. Many of them worked 12 hours or more a day, six days a week, for pitiful wages under unhealthy and hazardous conditions. Hine, an investigative reporter for the National Child Labor Committee, took photographs that provided dramatic visual evidence that the United States needed laws against child labor. This book features Hines's groundbreaking photos, along with text by Newbery Honor Winner Russell Freedman.