Children of the Cotton

During the early stages of the British Industrial Revolution, children often held strenuous jobs in cotton textile mills to earn extra income for their families.  Throughout the 1800s, conditions slowly improved due to economic stability, technological advances, and the Factory Acts, as was explained in “Child Labor and the Factory Acts” by Clark Nardinelli.  To provide comparison to the experiences of children in the 19th Century, UWL students Megan Marlowe, Taylor Pasell, Amanda Skrzeczkoski, Gemma Blachowski, and Arica Drezdzon talk with working college students today.