September 6, 2015

With an absence of rules and regulations, employers widened the demands of workers. Coal mining companies employed children as young as 5 years old, and used them to slip through the small tunnels and cracks where men could not fit. Children, both male and female, were sometimes strapped to coal sledges which they dragged while crawling on their hands and knees. #industrial revolution #children workers in industrial revolution #children workers early America #accidents in workplace #workplace accidents early America 1900 Read more:…dustrial-america/

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Allen Cornwell is a self-employed business owner and an adjunct American History professor at a small college. He lives in rural Virginia and enjoys history, sports, old movies and visiting all types of museums. Cornwell has had a number of American history articles published and he earned his M. A. degree in American History from Virginia Commonwealth University. He can be contacted at:

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