How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor
Little boys, some as young as six, spent their long days sorting coal in dusty, loud, and dangerous conditions. Many of these "breaker boys" worked ten hours a day, six days a week for as little as 45 cents a day. It took the compelling, heartbreaking photographs of Lewis Hine and others to bring the harsh working conditions to light. Hine showed people what life was like for immigrants, the poor, and the children working in mines, factories, and mills. The more than 7000 photos he took of American children at work aroused public sentiment against child labor in a way that no printed page or public lecture could.
This title is part of the series: CAPTURED HISTORY
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