BREAKER BOYS

How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor

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   Order Code: CS342    ISBN : 9780756545109
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Little boys, some as young as six, spent their long days sorting coal in dusty, loud, and dangerous conditions. Many of these "breaker boys" worked ten hours a day, six days a week for as little as 45 cents a day. It took the compelling, heartbreaking photographs of Lewis Hine and others to bring the harsh working conditions to light. Hine showed people what life was like for immigrants, the poor, and the children working in mines, factories, and mills. The more than 7000 photos he took of American children at work aroused public sentiment against child labor in a way that no printed page or public lecture could.

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Copyright

2011

Size

9" x 10"

Publisher

Compass Point

Pages

64

Grade

5–12

ISBN

9780756545109