Child labor: a world history companion by Sandy Hobbs

By Sandy Hobbs

From Dickensian exploitation of orphans to the after-school jobs of yankee scholars, baby hard work maintains to generate controversy. Surveying operating childrens from the commercial Revolution to the current day, baby exertions takes the topic past the standard 3rd global confines because it appears to be like at conventional kid's occupations, from chimney sweeps in Victorian Britain to baby actors in television advertisements.

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The wealth of the camel owners has allowed large-scale investment in the breeding of camels. An Embryo Re- search Station for Racing Camels was established in 1989. S. dollars. The use of children of ages 6 years and younger as jockeys in the camel races has given rise to considerable criticism, for three main reasons. The first is that in the races the children are at risk of death or serious injury. The second is that they are treated very badly. Training methods are often harsh, and children are Bangladeshi children were rescued from India where they were sold for use as camel jockeys, 1998 (Dsikan Krishnan, Associated Press) 25 Cameroon frequently beaten.

Beveridge (Library of Congress) New York, introduced an identical bill to the House of Representatives. The NCLC still had not decided on its position regarding the bill. However, after discussion within its board, the NCLC agreed to support the bill. The decision was by no means unanimous. Some of the board’s trustees had opposed this move, believing that it undermined the work of the NCLC, which they thought should focus on state legislation. The logic of this argument appears to have been that since conditions varied between states, legislation had to be specifically targeted to the situation in each state.

Beveridge’s legislation targeted what he perceived as the national evil of child labor by prohibiting the interstate movement of goods produced by children under 14 years of age. Enforcement of the law would be the responsibility of federal district attorneys, and stiff penalties would be imposed to ensure compliance with the law. It is worth noting that child labor in agriculture was excluded from Beveridge’s bill. This reflected the belief that the exploitation of children took place only in factories and mills.

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