by Steve Fraser
As employers seek new possibilities to exploit labor, state legislatures are going back to the future with rollbacks of child labor bans.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Beth English
In an effort to attract investment from key industries, state governments in the south actively rescinded existing laws banning child labor, showing that there has been no straight line of progress on the issue.
SOURCE: Labor and Working Class History Association
by Karen Sieber
The city of Gastonia has struggled to agree on the commemoration of the bloody 1929 Loray Mill strike, including how to account for the murder of pregnant union activist Ella May Wiggins.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Abolishing Child Labor Took the Specter of ‘White Slavery’ and the Job Market’s Near Collapse During the Great Depression
by Betsy Wood
Reformers who sought to ban child labor had to make significant compromises with agricultural interests and white supremacists, explaining why significant loopholes in the ban exist.