Opponents of child labor, like the NCLC, represented one point of view. But others saw child labor differently, especially if young workers were helping their families survive. Take a look at these documents to see how supporters of child labor presented their point of view -- Do you think they make their case?
General B. F. Butler, 1883 comments, NY Times, Feb. 11, 1884
Licensing Newsboys and Newsgirls, NY Times, Mar. 10, 1903
Pennsylvania Miners, NY Times, June 28, 1903
Child Labor and Liberty, NY Times, Mar. 23, 1904
Textile Worker Conditions, NY Times, Jan. 22, 1912
David Clark's Defense of Child Labor
The Manufacturers Record, 1924