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In this letter, A. A. Hamilton of Pittsburg, Crawford County, argues that Kansas does not need a child labor law. According to Hamilton, there should be limitations on the number of hours that children can work, but he does not see why able-bodied youth should be prevented from getting an after-school job. Attached to the letter is a clipping from the St. Louis Globe Democrat regarding child labor legislation. In 1915 the Industrial Welfare Act declared that minors could not be employed in any industry or occupation that may be detrimental to their welfare.

Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: March 5, 1915

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This is a very informative letter that illustrates one of the arguments Kansans made against having a stringent child labor law.

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

Item Number: 211789
Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor Arthur Capper, Correspondence Files, Numerical File Box 4 Folder 6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211789

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