Problems In Child Labor In The 1920's

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Child labor was a huge issue in the late 1800’s to the 1900’s. Children often worked through unfair, unhealthy, and unsafe. Children often worked hard for little pay. The children often contracted diseases and lost arms, hands and fingers in accidents and even died sometimes. Young workers had dangerous jobs like working in the coal mines. Kids during the 1820’s through 1920’s went on strike because working conditions were unhealthy, unfair and unsafe. Conditions in the spinning-room textile mills in Lowell, Massachusetts were extremely unhealthy. Workers often suffered hearing loss or other diseases primarily of the lungs due to the loud noise the many looms made and the cotton fiber they were breathing in. The text states “ “Tremendous noise caused hearing damage and cotton lint swirled in the air.”(page 28) One worker stated “ I breathed it down my nostrils.”(page 28 )This exemplifies health risks that the girls had to work under because owners were not concerned about their well being. They were more focused on making money because during time there were no labor laws that forced them to provide a healthy environment for the girls. These unhealthy conditions changed the girl 's attitude, which made them become strikers. The New York City Messenger boys, the Newsies and Bootblacks who were all young men in 1899 who had a very unfair work environment. Messenger boys sometimes never got paid,The Messenger boys would go to where the message was to be delivered and if
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