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The Brooklyn Eagle Condemns Child Labor in Mines

In this 1902 editorial, the Brooklyn Eagle strongly criticizes parents who sent their children to work in mines, work that the newspaper saw as dangerous and unhealthy for children.

A Reformer Describes Child Labor in the Coal Mines

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 [...]

A Southern Cotton Mill Owner Justifies Child Labor

Daniel Augustus Tompkins was an owner and investor in numerous cotton mills in North Carolina. His beliefs reflected those of many mill owners, who argued in favor of child labor.

The Brooklyn Eagle Defends Some Kinds of Child Labor

In this 1902 editorial, the Brooklyn Eagle describes the conditions that require some children to work for wages to support their families.