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This article, published in a women's club magazine, discusses the importance of the child labor laws in Kansas. These laws improved child welfare and worked alongside school truancy laws. The article also discusses the duties of industrial inspectors and the areas of the system that need improvement. Toward the end of the article, the unnamed author also cites statistics to place Kansas within a national context; Kansas was one of nine states that prohibited employment of children under the age of 14 in factories, stores, offices, hotels, laundries, theaters, bowling alleys, and bakeries.

Creator: The Club Member
Date: December 1907

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This valuable source can be used to contextualize the situation in Kansas by providing information about how other states dealt with child labor. It can also be used as an example of how Kansas women, once they won full suffrage in 1912, would fight to enforce child labor laws. It could be grouped with a variety of the other sources selected for this standard.

KS:11th:1.4:Child labor laws (2005)

Item Number: 211728
Call Number: K396.05 C62 v.6-8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211728

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