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  • How The Other Half Lives

    How The Other Half Lives
    How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements fof New York (1890) was an early publication of photojournalism by Jacob Riis., documenting aqualid living conditions in New York City slums during the 1880's.
  • The BItter Cry of Children

    The BItter Cry of Children
    This was an exposed hard ship of what children laborers have suffered. Working in these coal mines is exceedingly hard and dangerous. They would sit for hours on end picking up pieces of slate from the coal as it rushes past in washers. They boys would become deformed from sitting crouched over that their spine would mold to that position and they would look like old men.
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    The following are excerpts from "The Jungle" by the muckraker Upton Sinclair. He described the filthy conditions of the meat packing industry in Chicago during the Progressive Era. Upton Sinclair published The Jungle in 1905 to expose labor abuses in the meat packing industry. Sinclair's horrific descriptions of the industry led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act, not to labor legislation.
  • Triangle Shirt Factory Fire

    Triangle Shirt Factory Fire
    A factory cought on fire and the managers locked the workers in and they had to jump eight or more stories down to surive.
  • Labor Day Holiday Created

    Labor Day Holiday Created
    People wouldn't go to work to march in a parade to celebrate their labor. They made it a national holiday so people wouldn't have to work.
  • Noble Order of the Knights of Labor formed

    Noble Order of the Knights of Labor formed
    Organized by Philadelphia garment workers in 1869. Opened to farmers, merchants and wage earners. Equal pay for equal work. Abolition of child labor. Eight hour work days.