171.9 The Riot: Child Labor Then and Now


Child labor brings ugly thoughts to mind, but one that may not come up is the thought of cotton. Today many people wear cotton clothing daily without realizing children’s role in its history. Clark Nardinelli in his article “ Child Labor and the Factory Acts” gives new insights into what really led to the decline in child labor. In this podcast segment of  “171.9 The Riot: Child labor then and Now”, aired in November 2014, Josh Scheil, Jevin Dorschner, and Sean Looby will describe Nardinelli’s view and use it to compare child labor in 18th century Britain with child labor today.