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Child Labor in America: The Epic Legal Struggle to Protect Children

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ISBN-10: 070062631X

ISBN-13: 9780700626311

Edition: 2018

Authors: John A. Fliter

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Child labor law strikes most Americans as a fixture of the country's legal landscape, involving issues settled in the distant past. But these laws, however self-evidently sensible they might seem, were the product of deeply divisive legal debates stretching over the past century--and even now are subject to constitutional challenges. Child Labor in America tells the story of that historic legal struggle. The book offers the first full account of child labor law in America--from the earliest state regulations to the most recent important Supreme Court decisions and the latest contemporary attacks on existing laws. Children had worked in America from the time the first settlers arrived on…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English