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The glass house boys of Pittsburgh : law, technology, and child labor

Author: James L Flannery
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the end of the nineteenth century, Pittsburgh was leading the nation in glass production, and glass bottle plants in particular relied heavily on adolescent (and younger) males for their  Read more...

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Flannery, James L.
Glass house boys of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009014285
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James L Flannery
ISBN: 9780822977667 0822977664
OCLC Number: 794702163
Notes: OldControl:muse9780822977667.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 224 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: Child labor reforms and the National Child Labor Committee --
Progressive reform and child labor in the Pennsylvania glass industry --
Glass house owners and the politics of glass --
The Pittsburgh glass workers and the glass bottle union --
School law and compulsory education in Pennsylvania --
Child labor laws in Pennsylvania.
Responsibility: James L. Flannery.

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"Admirably explodes the myth that the advent of automated glass blowing machinery ended the industry's use of child labor. Flannery correctly points out that while the new automated factories could Read more...

 
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