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Kids on Strike!

ISBN-10: 0618369236
ISBN-13: 9780618369232
Edition: 2003
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Description: By the early 1900s, nearly two million children were working in the United States. From the coal mines of Pennsylvania to the cotton mills of New England, children worked long hours every day under stunningly inhumane conditions. After years and  More...

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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

By the early 1900s, nearly two million children were working in the United States. From the coal mines of Pennsylvania to the cotton mills of New England, children worked long hours every day under stunningly inhumane conditions. After years and years of oppression, children began to organize and make demands for better wages, fairer housing costs, and safer working environments.Some strikes led by young people were successful; some were not. Some strike stories are shocking, some are heartbreaking, and many are inspiring - but all are a testimony to the strength of mind and spirit of the children who helped build American industry.

A former 8th-grade English teacher, Susan Campbell Bartoletti writes fiction and nonfiction for all ages. Black Potatoes is the winner of the ALA Sibert Award for Best Information book, the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Distinguished Nonfiction, and the SCBWI Golden Kite Nonfiction award. She lives with her family in Moscow, PA.

Introduction: "Shall We Turn Out?" Harriet Hanson and the Spinning-Room Strikers
"A Devil in Petticoats" Young Mill Workers Rebel Lowell, Massachusetts (1836)
"Stick Together and We'll Win" Messenger, Bootblack, and Newsie Strike Fever New York City (1899)
"Dear God, Will It Ever Be Different?" Pauline Newman and the New York City Rent Strike (1907)
"I'll Be a Johnny Mitchell Man" The Anthracite Coal Strikes Pennsylvania (1897, 1900, and 1902)
"We Ask You, Mr. President" Mother Jones and Her Industrial Army Philadelphia (1903)
"Build Up Your Union" Agnes Nestor and the Garment Workers' Strike Chicago (1897), New York City, and Philadelphia (1909-1910)
"They Understood the Stomach Language" The Lawrence Strike (1912)
"Now I Have a Past" The National Child Labor Committee (1904)
A Timeline of Federal Child Labor Laws
Bibliography
Index

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