ERIC Number: ED406256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Making A Living.
Ruth, Amy, Ed.
Goldfinch, v17 n4 Sum 1996
This theme issue of "The Goldfinch" presents the story of Iowans at work beginning with the Ioway Indians before 1830 through the Great Depression of the 1930s. One article looks at how children worked to help their families buy food and clothing. Organized labor helped all workers in Iowa by providing better working conditions. Women in Iowa's workforce demonstrates how hard women worked in factories and also worked raising families. The Great Depression hurt many Iowa farmers because they were not able to pay back their bank loans. Stories from children currently living in Iowa and examples of the kind of work they do today conclude this issue. (JAG)
Descriptors: Child Labor, Elementary Education, Family History, Local History, Oral History, Social History, Social Studies, State History
Goldfinch, State Historical Society of Iowa, 402 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240-1806 (subscriptions, 4 issues, $10).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Historical Society, Iowa City.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa