Addie Card, 12 years. Spinner in North Pormal (i.e., Pownal) Cotton Mill. Vt.
1With 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
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