Child Work In Poor Conditions In The 1800s

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I wanna ask you all a serious question “Would you make your own child work in poor conditions?” Nowadays in the 21st century, the control and treatment of workers has gotten much better showing more of a caring and careful treatment towards them, and the decision to do it that way was done for the best. During the 1800s, many young children and others received jobs at Textile Factories; what the children didn’t know were all the hard times they’d have to deal with, The pollution of the air, the intense heat temperatures, the many brutal accidents such as ripped skin and muscles, and nobody batted an eye on it and just continued on like it was a normal thing. Seeing how dangerous and hazardous it can be, it’s pretty obvious when I say, Textile…show more content…
In the House of Lords interview with Dr. Ward, Ward says the following “Last summer I visited three cotton factories with Dr. Clough of Preston and Mr. Barker of Manchester and we couldn’t remain 10 minutes in the factory without gasping for breath.” (1819) In John Birley’s newspaper article, he describes his time at the textile factories. Birley described many horrid experiences like “He’d beat us with a knob-stick till we could scarely crawl” (1818) and “They’d bring us supper. We were hungry but we couldn’t eat it. It was Derbyshire oatcake and it tasted as sour as vinegar,” (1818) he’s basically stating the food they were given was very bad. Also, in Joseph Hebergam’s Testimony with the Sadler Committee, Sadler asks after finding out Joseph’s trip to the doctors, “Did he tell you the cause of your illness?” and Joseph’s response was “He told me that it was caused by the dust in the factories and from overwork and insufficient diet…” All of this information was told by real people who’re really workers of textile…show more content…
Ward’s information it’s believable since he was the doctor of Manchester for 30 years and he treated many children that were injured or sick. Ward’s personal experience makes his statements stand out since he knows and he has seen how factory life is like. As for John and Joseph, they’re the most believable sources to get this kind of information from because both those men have literally experienced all that has been mentioned bad about textile factories. Both men were once workers, they may be different people, but both had the same kind of story, on how the job of working in a textile factory is very hazardous.
Although the treatment of workers was not the greatest, it at least kept the workers working and well-fed. Being given harsh consequences for doing wrong actually is quite an effective way of keeping people straighten out and obedient. Even though the job itself was very dangerous, working at the textile factories at least made it able for workers to get food on the table for their family. The treatment could have been much worse, so it was nice to know they at least did treat their workers with some kind of
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