Nannie Coleson, looper who said she was 11 years old, and has been working in the Crescent Hosiery Mill for some months. Makes about $3 a week. Has been through the 5th grade in school. She is bright, but unsophisticated. Told investigator, “There are other little girls in the mill too. One of them, says she’s 13, but she doesn’t look any older than me.” Location: Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
Child labor. Business churned onward without it in America. Can you look at the armless boy and think that regulations for the workforce have harmed society? I LIKE having OSHA, the 40 hour week, and worker's comp. Business will survive having to pay its bills.
According to Unicef estimates, one in six children (158 million) aged 5-14 are engaged in child labor.