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Child Labor in the Gilded Age

Because the early industrialists could organize mass industrialism according to their own intentions virtually free from government intervention, their strive for profit through maximum efficiency and production quantity sacrificed their attention to the workers' needs and humane working conditions. As a result of industrialists' and factory owners' aim for profit, child labor under horrid conditions became a part of the industrial system. Information about child labor and the conditions of child labor during the time are catalogued below:

Pictures of Child Labor Conditions in the Gilded Age

The Jungle

Excerpts from an Investigation of Child Labor


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