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This worksheet helps students analyze statistics about the labor force participation of white and African-American women in the decades before, during, and after WWII.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2013

This worksheet helps students analyze a poster created by the U.S. government during World War II that encourages women to take factory jobs.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2013

This worksheet helps students to analyze a photograph taken by Dorothea Lange in 1937 for the federal government's Farm Security Administration.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2013

During the Great Depression, migrant farmworkers from Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, and Mexico poured into California's rich, agricultural valleys in search of jobs. They worked long hours, were paid only a pittance, and lived in squalid conditions often without electricity or running water. Photographer Dorothea Lange, who lived in California,…

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Item Type: Photograph
Date: 1937

In 1914 members of Congress were preparing to vote on the the Palmer-Owen Child Labor Bill, which would have banned interstate commerce in goods produced using the labor of children. Lewis Parker was the owner and manager of several textile mills, and he testified before the Congressional Committee on Labor about why his mills used children as…

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Item Type: Government Document
Date: 1914

John Spargo's The Bitter Cry of Children, published in 1906, was among the most influential and widely read accounts of child labor written during the Progressive era. Spargo described work at the coal breaker, the area outside the mine where coal was sorted and organized according to its quality, mostly by young children.

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Item Type: Book (excerpt)
Date: 1906

This is a shortened, edited version of Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars (excerpt) used in The Pay Envelope: A Role Play activity. It helps students to determine the main ideas of the text by matching summary statements to the paragraphs in which they appear.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2012

This worksheet helps students to determine the central ideas and information in "Life in the Shop": The Story of an Immigrant Garment Worker.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2012

This worksheet helps students to determine the main ideas in The Story of Sadie Frowne, A Brooklyn Sweatshop Girl.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2012

This sheet provides answers for the classroom activity Farm vs. Factory: Citing Evidence.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2012