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Do You Remember Why Labor Day Is Called Labor Day?

Do you remember why Labor Day is called Labor Day?

Here are new additions to The Best Websites For Learning About Labor Day: Labor Day Past and Present is from Middleweb. Fast Company has an impressive infographic on Labor Day. This Labor Day, What…

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US Department of Labor 2014 Hall of Honor Inductee The Chinese Railroad Workers (1865 — 1869) From 1865-1869, 12,000 Chinese immigrants constructed the western section of the transcontinental railroad — one of the greatest engineering feats in American history. Their efforts, which connected the western United States to the eastern United States, laid the foundation for the extraordinary economic prosperity enjoyed by the United States in the years that followed.

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Raggedy Henry: February 1912. "Henry, 10-year-old oyster shucker who does five pots of oysters a day. Works before school, after school, and Saturdays. Been working three years. Maggioni Canning Co., Port Royal, South Carolina." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine

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The stolen children They were sent from Irish orphanages to Australia with the promise of freedom. Instead, writes Declan Cashin, our child migrants battled with abuse and slave labour

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The Mill: Some boys and girls were so small they had to climb up on to the spinning frame to mend broken threads and to put back the empty bobbins. Bibb Mill No. 1. Macon, Georgia. | The History Place : Child Labor in America 1908-1912 : Photographs of Lewis W. Hine

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