ERIC Number: ED393723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
From Forge to Fast Food: A History of Child Labor in New York State. Volume I: Colonial Times through the Civil War.
Greene, Janet Wells; And Others
The book examines the evolving roles of children as colonial apprentices, indentured servants, slaves, and family workers in the state of New York from the colonial period to the mid-nineteenth century. Activities are suggestions only and can be adapted as needed. The chapters examine the impact of many social forces on childrens' lives and households and explore the changing concepts of "child labor." The seven chapters are entitled: (1) "Indentured Servants in the Colonial Period"; (2) "Slavery"; (3) "Apprenticeship"; (4) "Household Production in the Eighteenth Century"; (5) "From Farm to Factory"; (6) "Urban Manufacturing and Sweatshops before 1860"; and (7) "The Civil War Years." (EH)
Descriptors: Child Labor, Child Welfare, Civil War (United States), Colonial History (United States), Grade 7, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Labor Conditions, Labor Needs, Middle Schools, Slavery, Social Studies, State History, United States History
Council for Citizenship Education, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY 12180 ($5; more than 5 copies, $3 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council for the Advancement of Citizenship, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: New York
Note: Prepared for the New York Labor Legacy Project. A Teacher's Guide for the 7th & 8th Grade course U.S. and New York State History.