The kids who were working were worked to the bone, and the pictures of these kids are astonishing!
The photographer who got these pictures showed the world how evil this business was, and the ending of Child Labor changed everything.
Sign Post - Numbers & Stats
¨Manuel posed for his picture on a February morning in 1911 at a seafood cannery in Biloxi, Mississippi - a shrimp pail in each hand, a mountain of oyster shells behind his back¨(1).
little random opening!
Mindset - takes on challenges
¨Many of them worked twelve hours or more a day, six days a week, for pitiful wages and under unhealthy and hazardous conditions¨(2).
To survive during the economic panic, kids were forced to work in order to live, get supplies that were needed, and help their parents out with the work.
Summary - Aha! Huh?
2 things I learned where: 1, these kids worked just as much as adults do now, 2, that they put kids in hazardous conditions which is obviously dangerous. 1 thing I find hard to believe is that cotton spinner girls sometimes had to work from 6 PM to 6 AM!
The author put this time stamp in the story to show how far back this was, and how hard these kids work.
Working hard most of time and struggling to stay alive, these miner boys had to lead.
5 topics/and or themes: Chaos to control, stay strong through the toughest times, wait for the storm of labor to end, softened to the hardest and toughest ever, never lose hope and strength.