Child's Play and Child's Pay
Child Labor During the Industrial Revolution
E.P. Thompson, a British native, described the factory and child labor system as "places of sexual license, foul language, cruelty, violent accidents, and alien manners." They were viewed as inhumane, but somehow despite all this negative social backlash, it lasted for quite some time.
- Regulation of Child Labor Law/Factory Act(1833), which set rules on age limits and work times for British children,
- Ten Hours Bill/Factories Act(1847), which restricted the working hours of factory workers(women and children) to ten hours a day,
- Cotton Factories Regulation Act(1819), where the minimum age to work in a cotton factory was raised to 9, and the maximum hours spent working was capped at 12.