Boys in the Pits

Boys in the Pits

Child Labour in Coal Mining

eBook - 2000
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"A controversial and chilling examination of child labour in Canadian coal mines, Boys in the Pit shows that beginning early in the nineteenth century, thousands of boys, some as young as eight, laboured underground - driving pit ponies, manipulating ventilation doors, and helping miners cut and load the coal that fuelled the industrial revolution. Boys died in the mines in explosions and accidents but they also organized strikes for better working conditions. Robert McIntosh recasts these wage-earning children as more than victims, illustrating that they responded intelligently and resourcefully to their circumstances."--Jacket.
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000
ISBN: 9781282858848
128285884X
9780773568679
0773568670
0773520937
9780773520936
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource ([xviii], 305 pages) : illustrations

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