Child labor was a common practice throughout much of the industrial revolution estimates show that over 50% of the workers in some british factories in the early 1800s were under the age of 14 in the united states, there were over 750,000 children under the age of 15 working in 1870. Read the essential details about child labour links to content and primary sources covering life in the factory, factory reformers, supporters of child labour, biographies of facrory workers, factory acts and statistics.
Baines compiled a history of the cotton manufacture in great britain, which was published in 1835 and in which he criticized those who were campaigning against the use of child labor in the factory system. Of those historians who have interpreted child labor in industrial britain as a crime of capitalism, none have been more prominent than j l and barbara hammond their many works have been widely promoted as “authoritative” on the issue.
Almost all of the codes developed under the national industrial recovery act served to reduce child labor the fair labor standards act of 1938, which for the first time set national minimum wage and maximum hour standards for workers in interstate commerce, also placed limitations on child labor. Child labor during the british industrial revolution carolyn tuttle, lake forest college during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries great britain became the first country to industrialize.
A new workforce during the industrial revolution introduction | wages and hours | treatment | movements to regulate child labor | conclusion | bibliography when the industrial revolution first came to britain and the us, there was a high demand for labor. Home » britain 1700 to 1900 » industrial revolution » children in the industrial revolution children in the industrial revolution that they are accurate but they do give us a good idea of what life was like for children in the industrial cities of c19 britain 1849 with an unknown woman who worked in a cotton factory as a child.
The extensive use of child labor during the industrial revolution was a sad chapter in human history child labor was widely used on both sides of the atlantic child labor varied considerably from place to place, but in extreme cases children as young as four or five were made to work.