Child labor in the early 20th century
Child labor in the early 21st century
Lewis Hine’s photographs of child labor were wonderful and did a lot to change the world. This is a great collection of the photographs. My only concern with such a collection is that child labor still produces a lot of our products today and we don’t know it, so I wish this was mentioned. For instance:
It took a 4-year fight by the Harry Potter Alliance to ensure that chocolate produced for Harry Potter-themed products was not produced by child labor.
I could go on. Child labor is not a thing of the past, especially with the globalized production system that has outsourced so much formerly American production to poor nations so that employers can take advantage of the exploitative labor conditions Americans spent the 20th century fighting to end. That includes child labor. We need Lewis Hine’s around the world, letting us know of these horrors.