19th century NEIL STOWE

child labour

child labour in the coal mines see how dirty they are?
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  • The children done textile, machines, etc machines were very heavy, large, and dangerous.
  • You will common see children working with or around machines.
  • They were a lot of accidents like injuries or death.
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The 2 kids in the middle were beaten by the owner by not working hard enough. The girl on the ground were cleaning up under the machines and were later killed

Hours, Food, and working conditions

They worked long hours sometimes they worked 19 hours a day and had a total of 1 hour break time a day. They were payed little or no pay while they work but most times hey were payed nothing until the 1833 when the Factory Act was passed saying children were paid a fraction of adult would get but sometimes they were still payed nothing. Their working conditions improved by this act.


  • They could lose their fingers, arms, legs by putting their fingers or arms and legs in machinery from working to fast and easly caught.
  • The environment was a threat to children as well as factories put out fumes and toxins.
  • When inhaled by children these most certainly could result in illness, chronic conditions or disease.
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Accidents on the job

This child above had a piece of the machine fell on to his foot mashing his toe. This caused him to fall on to a spinning machine and his hand went into unprotected gearing, crushing and tearing out two fingers.


They were beaten which happen the most. They also faced verbally abuse, take no consideration to their safety, and they also face walking with weights a round their necks which hurt their backs and necks.
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She was beaten for not working hard enough on the job.

Efforts to improve/stop child labor

The labor movement in the United States grew out of the need to protect the common interest of workers. For those in the industrial sector, organized labor unions fought for better wages, reasonable hours and safer working conditions. The labor movement led efforts to stop child labor, give health benefits and provide aid to workers who were injured or retired.
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Efforts to improve /stop child labour

This shows that you have to be 16 or older to work