Children Of The (Industrial) Rev.

(Rise Of Child Labor Laws) Nathan Dale

The "Hell" that is work Pt.1

  • The Coal Mining Industry prefered Children as they were small in size, enableing them to crawl into tight spaces
  • Factories saw that children worked as good (and sometimes even better) than adults. the best thing for the Employers was that he could pay the children a fraction of what an avrage adult gained in the victorian era
  • Chimney Sweeps were very young, sometimes at the age of 3! they would crawl down chimney stacks and brush them clean from the inside out
  • Most Chimney Sweeps became un reconizable from overpreponderence of soot

The "Hell" that is work Pt.2

  • Chimney Sweeps would often scrape there knees and elbos raw on the job. ater the job was done, the boss would pull the boy up and rub his wounds with salt water
  • The coal Mines had poor vintalation, had rat infestation, and was very cramped
  • Children working in the factories had lung problems
  • Chimney sweeps were often stuck and forgotten
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The Consequences Of Living Pt.1

  • As stated before, some Chimney Sweeps would get stuck in a chimney and get forgotten
  • There was a lingering fear in the Coal Mines. Explosions and Cave-Ins were bound to happen
  • In some cases in the Factories, A worker (child) would get his/her hand stuck in one of the machines. This most likely meant the removal of a limb
  • Chimney Sweepers did not only had to worry about getting stuck, but they had to worry about falling off of buildings

The Consequences Of Living Pt.2

  • If kids were caught sleeping during work hours, they were whipped
  • If you did not work fast enough, you were politely asked to "come Hither" where the task master would simply dip you in the cistern (holding place for sewage)
  • Some Children were actually beaten to death
  • Fines were also placed if you did wrong for instance, caught washing yourself: 1 shilling for wasting time

The Rebellion Against Labor

  • In 1832, New England starts to protest against child labor
  • In 1836, Massachusetts requires kids under 15 years that work in factories have to attend school
  • In 1936, The public puts a boycott on child made goods
  • 1938, minimum age for working children goes higher
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