Subject: Social Science / Children's Studies

Subject: Social Science / Children's Studies

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The Glass House Boys of Pittsburgh

|9780822943778|Law, Technology, and Child Labor| At the end of the nineteenth century, Pittsburgh was leading the nation in glass production, and glass bottle plants in particular relied heavily on adolescent (and younger) males for their manufacturing process. These “glass house boys” worked both day and night, as plants ran around the clock to meet production demands and remain price competitive with their newly-automated rivals. Boys performed menial tasks, received low wages, and had little to say on their own behalf. By the turn of the century, most states had enacted laws banning children from working at night, and coupled with…

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Russia’s Factory Children

|9780822960485|State, Society, and Law, 1800–1917| At the height of the Russian industrial revolution, legions of children toiled in factories, accounting for fifteen percent of the workforce. Yet, by the end of the nineteenth century, their numbers had been greatly reduced, thanks to legislation that sought to protect the welfare of children for the first time. Russia's Factory Children presents the first English-language account of the changing role of children in the Russian workforce, from the onset of industrialization until the Communist Revolution of 1917, and profiles the laws that would establish children's labor rights. In this compelling study, Boris B….

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Techniques for Observing Normal Child Behavior

|9780822950431|A handbook of standard techniques for observing children’s behavior in nursery school settings — it is also applicable to children in club groups, elementary school classrooms, and hospitals.| Nancy Carbonara|| Education / Preschool & Kindergarten Psychology / Developmental / Child Psychology / General Social Science / Children’s Studies

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Uprooted Children

|9780822984191|The Early Life of Migrant Farm Workers|Uprooted Children is a study of migrant farm children in Florida and the eastern seaboard. It describes how black, white, and Mexican-American children of migrant families grow up in rural America under conditions of extreme hardship and how they come to terms with the world and themselves. In preparation for this book, Dr. Coles spent years among migrants, drawing his research through interviews and every day life.| Robert Coles|| Social Science / Children’s Studies Social Science / General

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Mister Rogers Neighborhood

|9780822956525|Children Television And Fred Rogers| Foreword by Bob Garfield. Afterword by Marian Wright Edelman Born in 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Fred Rogers began his television career in 1951 at NBC. In 1954, he became program director for the newly founded WQED-TV in Pittsburgh, the first community-supported television station in the United States. From 1954 to 1961, Rogers and Josie Carey produced and performed in WQED's The Children's Corner, which became part of the the Saturday morning lineup on NBC in 1955 and 1956. It was after Fred Rogers was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1963, with a special charge…

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