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This brief article in The Club Member describes the problem of child labor, arguing that in states where women had the right to vote "child labor and illiteracy have ceased to be problems." This information is taken from an article called "Treason of the Senate" by David Graham Phillips.

Creator: The Club Member
Date: January 1907

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This source has been selected for both the child labor standard (11th grade, Benchmark 1, Standard 4) and the women's suffrage standard (7th grade, Benchmark 4, Standard 1). For the 11th grade standard, this article can be used to link child labor reform to the broader reform movements (i.e. suffrage) occurring during the Progressive Era. For the 7th grade standard, this article provides evidence for how women's votes had the potential to influence labor and industry in Kansas, as well as in other states. It could be used within the classroom as an example of the impact of female voters, and it would also work well with the article on teachers' salaries (also in The Club Member), which has been selected for the seventh grade standard.

Item Number: 211580
Call Number: K396.05 C62 v.4-6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211580

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