"The Fight to End Child Labor"

"Characteristics of Early Factory Girls"

Child Labor Summary & Facts - Turnable Pages
Child Labor - Facts & Summary from

Teachers' Guide to the Industrial Revolution, Library of Congress

The Fight to End Child Labor - Photographs of Lewis W. Hine

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Click on the image to access the website

"My Cotton Dress" - Young Girls in the Cotton Fields

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"Mr. Coal's Story" - Young Boys in the Coal Mines

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"An Accident at the Mill" from Flora's Diary - Young Girls in the Spinning Factories

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Credits for Child Labor and Child Labor Reform in American History

  • Mr Coal's Story and The Story of My Cotton Dress are taken from the Child Labor Bulletin (7 volumes published between June 1912 to Feb 1919 by the National Child Labor Committee). Part of The Ohio State University Library collections, also available online on The Mr. Coal article appears in vol 2 no.2 and reprinted in vol 3 no.2, also available online on Google Books.
  • The Story of My Cotton Dress pages originally created by Patrick J. Hall.
  • Site revised by Mitchell R.K. Shelton (February 2006)

  • The Department of History Web Projects: The original "Internet Documentaries" were first created in the mid 90s by Professor Austin Kerr who understood the educational usefulness of the Internet early on. The collection grew to some 17 documentaries, many of them produced by Professor Kerr himself, and included the popular Prohibition documentary Temperance and Prohibition.