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On September 27, 1922, the Sentinels of the Republic formed as a conservative organization to defeat labor reform. It first targeted the Child Labor Amendment proposed to the Constitution. This successful attempt to defeat even the most basic labor reforms demonstrates how rich corporate and conservative interests in the United States can defeat labor reform. […]

American Child Labor

On November 23, 2020

Lest you think child labor is something that only happens in other countries, it is a big part of life for way too many Americans. Here in the Chicago suburb of Bensenville, and in places like it thro

This is the grave of Lewis Hine. Born in 1874 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Hine was middle class but suffered through his father dying in an accident when the boy was a child. But Hine was a skilled student and studied sociology at the University of Chicago, Columbia, and NYU. He was also fascinated with photography. […]
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