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Kids on strike!

Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the conditions and treatment that drove workers, including many children, to various strikes, from the mill workers strikes in 1828 and 1836 and the coal strikes at the turn of the century to the work of Mother Jones on behalf of child workers.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.
Kids on strike!
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999
(OCoLC)607462447
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
ISBN: 0395888921 9780395888926 0618369236 9780618369232
OCLC Number: 40403630
Description: 208 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction: "Shall We Turn Out?" Harriet Hanson and the Spinning-Room Strikers --
"A Devil in Petticoats" Young Mill Workers Rebel Lowell, Massachusetts (1836) --
"Stick Together and We'll Win" Messenger, Bootblack, and Newsie Strike Fever New York City (1899) --
"Dear God, Will It Ever Be Different?" Pauline Newman and the New York City Rent Strike (1907) --
"I'll Be a Johnny Mitchell Man" The Anthracite Coal Strikes Pennsylvania (1897, 1900, and 1902) --
"We Ask You, Mr. President" Mother Jones and Her Industrial Army Philadelphia (1903) --
"Build Up Your Union" Agnes Nestor and the Garment Workers' Strike Chicago (1897), New York City, and Philadelphia (1909-1910) --
"They Understood the Stomach Language" The Lawrence Strike (1912) --
"Now I Have a Past" The National Child Labor Committee (1904) --
A Timeline of Federal Child Labor Laws.
Responsibility: Susan Campbell Bartoletti.
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Describes the conditions and treatment that drove workers, including many children, to various strikes, from the mill workers strikes in 1828 and 1836 and the coal strikes at the turn of the century to the work of Mother Jones on behalf of child workers.

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A good book for young teens

by neefer (WorldCat user published 2009-11-02) Good Permalink

I must have heard about this book on NPR, so I assumed it was for adults.  It really isn't isn't.  It does tell the story of kids on strike, but it covers a lot of ground without much detail.  However, if this is being used by an older child or a teenager, it would be great.

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by Ndelong2001 (WorldCat user published 2007-05-21) Good Permalink
Kids on Strike! tells the story of children who stood up for their rights against powerful company owners, from a "turn-out" in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1836 led by eleven-year-old Harriet Hanson to the dramatic strike of 1912 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. By the early 1900s, nearly two million children...
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