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Industrial Revolution

Overview

This section addresses child labor in America in the 1800s and shows that it still exists today.

1894: Life of a Coal Miner

Author of the well-known novel Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane also wrote the short story "In the Depths of a Coal Mine" in 1894. Our students will read this story as part of understanding the context of child labor in the late 1800s.


Hard Times

Coal Miner Boys

“Group of Breaker boys. Smallest is Sam Belloma, Pine Street, Pittston, Pennsylvania.”
LC-DIG-nclc-01137, 1911, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 

My Children Are Seven in Number