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SOCI 305 1 1/21/2010 Children in Slavery/Poverty SOCI 305 Working children o Before, children would work for the family in the fields o Now work is more about chores 1850s o Farm labor o Slavery Children sold away from parents Parental ties and relationships are extremely perverse in that your father is your master and does not acknowledge you as child Weakened through institution of slavery (parents were whipped to show that they didn’t really have power) Hunger, cold- poor conditions Dehumanization- different from the kids on the farm, the slave children were weaker units of labor in the perspective of slaveholders Kids working on the land (non-slaves) will ultimately inherit the land Slave children had no emotional bonds to the household 1900s o Virtue of work Expectation that the best thing you could do for an orphan is teach them the value of work Idea of what to do with orphans stemmed from economic factors Initially orphans would roam the streets, then they started to be sent to prison by
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Unformatted text preview: policy, and then refuge camps were created where they could reform Sent orphans to do work, farm labor Orphan trains (sent via train) SOCI 305 2 1/21/2010 Childrens Aid Societyarranged for children to be sent, people would send in applications asking for work Parents would surrender their children, break with family Once children arrived at their respective areas, they were lined up so people could take them if they liked them o Social construction of childhood Forced to grow up faster Living more like adults o Sometimes children would help on parents work when parents brought this work home Many children worked in the garment industry for their mothers o Growth of the middle class Progressive era exposed the horrors of childrens conditions Child labor wasnt necessary anymore...
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