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Kids on Strike!

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Publisher Comments:

Kids on Strike! tells the story of children who stood up for their rights against powerful company owners, from a "turn-out" in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1836 led by eleven-year-old Harriet Hanson to the dramatic strike of 1912 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. By the early 1900s nearly two million children were in the United States work force. Their tiny fingers, strong eyesight, and boundless energy made them perfect employees. But after years and years of working long hours every day under harsh and inhumane conditions, children began to organize and make demands in order to protect themselves. They fought for better wages, fairer housing costs, and safer working environments. Susan Campbell Bartoletti tells of labor strikes led by young people throughout the United States. Illustrated with more than one hundred photographs from newspapers and journals as well as with the work of photographer Lewis Hine, this book provides an inside look at the individual and gripping events that shaped t

Synopsis:

By the early 1900s, nearly two million children were working in the United States. From the coal mines of Pennsylvania to the cotton mills of New England, children worked long hours every day under stunningly inhumane conditions. After years and years of oppression, children began to organize and make demands for better wages, fairer housing costs, and safer working environments.

Some strikes led by young people were successful; some were not. Some strike stories are shocking, some are heartbreaking, and many are inspiring — but all are a testimony to the strength of mind and spirit of the children who helped build American industry.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-203) and index.

About the Author

A former 8th-grade English teacher, Susan Campbell Bartoletti writes fictionand nonfiction for all ages. Black Potatoes is the winner of the ALA SibertAward for Best Information book, the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award forDistinguished Nonfiction, and the SCBWI Golden Kite Nonfiction award. Shelives with her family in Moscow, PA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395888926
Author:
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston, Mass. :
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Politics / Current Events
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
Politics & Government
Subject:
Business & Economics
Subject:
Strikes and lockouts
Subject:
Child labor
Subject:
Social Science - Politics & Government
Subject:
Child labor -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Strikes and lockouts -- United States.
Subject:
Children s-Peace and Justice
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
October 1999
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white photographs
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10 x 7.5 x 0.5 in 1.33 lb
Age Level:
09-12

Related Subjects

Children's » History » United States » General
Young Adult » Nonfiction » History and Sociology

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By the early 1900s, nearly two million children were working in the United States. From the coal mines of Pennsylvania to the cotton mills of New England, children worked long hours every day under stunningly inhumane conditions. After years and years of oppression, children began to organize and make demands for better wages, fairer housing costs, and safer working environments.

Some strikes led by young people were successful; some were not. Some strike stories are shocking, some are heartbreaking, and many are inspiring — but all are a testimony to the strength of mind and spirit of the children who helped build American industry.

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