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Squadcast: Child Labor and The Factory Acts

In our podcast by Erin Burke, Tyler Kirk, Hannah Digman, and Katelyn Schlueter, we will be outlining the argument that Clark Nardinelli presents in his article, “Child Labor and the Factory Acts”. In his article, Nardinelli opposes the traditional view and supports a view that argues the factory acts coincided with the decrease in child labor in 19th century Great Britain. He illustrates that the decrease was a result of technological advancements and increase in income. Later on, we will relate these points to the continued issues surrounding modern day child labor. Cotton is worn by nearly all 7 billion people living on this planet, creating many textile mills worldwide many in which child labor is very present.