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The Photographs of Lewis Hine: The Documentation of Child Labor

After the Civil War, the availability of natural resources, new inventions, and a receptive market combined to fuel an industrial boom. The demand for labor grew, and in the late 19th and early 20th centuries many children were drawn into the labor force. This article and exercise addresses the issue of child labor through the photographs of Lewis Hine. It was written by Linda Darus Clark, a teacher at Padua Franciscan High School in Parma, Ohio and is reposted courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

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Mother Jones, the Miners' Angel

"Mother" Jones was American Labor's best know "agitator" in the turn of the century era. She was especially close to the coal miners whom she referred to as her "boys," but she went anywhere when called on for help.

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Ralph Chaplin Remembers Mother Jones

The colorful recollections of Mother Jones' colorful personalty, by a colorful character.

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"And I long to see the day when Labor will have the destiny of the nation in her own hands and she will stand as a united force and show the world what the workers can do." --- Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, 1830-1930
 

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