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The Fight to End Child Labor
The Fight to End Child LaborVideo Clip (1:39)
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In a History of the Holidays video, discover how unions put an end to child labor in factories during the early 1900's, along with excessive hours and pay cuts.
History of Labor Day
History of Labor DayVideo Clip (3:03)
Video Clip (3:03)
In 1894, Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a federal holiday after a failed attempt to break up a railroad strike.
Characteristics of Early Factory Girls
Characteristics of Early Factory GirlsVideo Clip (2:04)
Video Clip (2:04)
Marissa Tomei performs the words of a young factory girl preparing to strike.
The Ghosts of Slater Mill
The Ghosts of Slater MillVideo Clip (3:12)
Video Clip (3:12)
Do the ghosts of America's industrial past haunt the Slater Mill historic museum in Pawtucket, Rhode Island?
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Walter Reuther Delivers Labor Day Address
Walter Reuther Delivers Labor Day AddressAudio Clip (2:36)
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On September 5, 1966, Walter Reuther, president of the United Automobile Workers (UAW) and a social justice champion, gives his annual Labor Day speech to the workers of America.
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The minimal role of child labor in the United States today is one of the more remarkable changes in the social and economic life of the nation over the last two centuries.Go
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