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Victorian Child Labor

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Ellie Molinaro

on 26 February 2014

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Transcript of Victorian Child Labor

Victorian Child Labor
Why?
Many families could not support themselves without their children working.
These children were forced to work in atrocious conditions.
Coal Factories
Darkness
Coal Dust
Rat Infestation
Permanent Spine Deformation
Explosions/Cave Ins
12-18 Hour Days
Other Jobs:
Prostitution
Domestic Servant
Ship Yard
Hat Making
Farm Workers
Pottery Making
Factories and Textile Mills
Dirtiest, most dangerous jobs
No safety measures
Typical work week: Mon-Sat 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Chimney Sweeping
Youngest Laborers
Chimneys rubbed skin off arms, elbows, and legs
Soot
Danger of falling
Underfed
Did you know..?
"The Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals was created in 1824. Which was 67 years before the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, which was created in 1891."
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