Child Labour Laws

31 01 2012

Boys work at a coal-processing plant in South Pittston, Pennsylvania, in January 1911. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, National Child Labor Committee Collection.

I’ve been enjoying Echoes, the new business history blog published by Bloomberg. The point of this blog is to allow business historians to show how their research is relevant to understanding present-day economic developments.

Newt Gingrich, the Republican presidential hopeful, recently expressed his view that child labour laws are  “stupid“.  Michael Burgan puts Mr. Gingrich’s views into context in a great blog post that is informed by up-to-date historiography.



One response

31 01 2012
Exiled Antipodean

I’d love to see Lewis Hine blogging, but I’m pretty sure that he isn’t.

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