Throwback Thursday: ‘The Fight to End Child Labor’

By Michael Messina

The History Channel takes a look at how children were exploited as cheap laborers in often harsh conditions. Without labor laws, these children were underpaid, uneducated and were forced to endure dangerous jobs on a daily basis. As the video portrays, the people began to literally fight back with bold strikes that eventually led to unionization and the labor laws we have today.

 

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