|Title||:||Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor|
|Number of Pages||:||274 Pages|
|File Size||:||870 KB|
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Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor Reviews
habe das buch für meine frau als geschenk gekauft,da sie sich mit "sozial schwachen" kindern und jugendlichen beschäftigt. doch mir hat das (auf den ersten blick) mindestens genauso gefallen wie ihr. es sind viele wirklich gute bis sehr gute fotografien dabei.
"Kids At Work" is a great book to tell and show the children of today how hard it was back then. Lewis Hine takes most of the credit. Thanks to his great photos The Declaration Of Dependence was passed. It stated that kids would be dependent and should live a normal kids life. Which concisted of going to school, being able to play freely with other kids ect.. We the children of today thank Lewis Hine for giving us a free life. I also give Ressell Freedman credit for following Mr. Hine and writing this spectacular and amizing book. As far as I am concerned Hine and Freedman greatest authors of all time!!
Every year when I take books to schools I always include this one. First, it shows today's children what their life may have been like if Hine and other courageous people hadn't worked to get child labor laws passed. I also like to introduce students to biographies of people who made a difference but were not big names like A. Lincoln and M. Jordan. Though the tone of the book is somber- and the faces in his photographs haunting. I always end on a "high" note- the courage of Hines to climb with a heavy load up to the top of the Empire State building as it was being built.
Children and adults are both intrigued by this wonderful photo documentation of the history of immigrant children working in the United States. Lewis Hine's pictures tell the story and Russell Freedman's words add a greater depth to this sometimes sad yet beautiful celebration of children at work during the early 20th century.
I saw a documentary some time ago about Lewis Hine, which I can't find, and I came across this book. The documentary showed photos that Hines had taken before there were child labor laws and the photos were graphic showing children in mills on top of machines without any guards on them and the loss of limbs and all sorts of serious injuries. I thought that this book would have those photos. It didn't. Not only that,but the book is very small and thin. It has large font writing in it. It is not what I was looking for. It is definitely not worth the price ! I would expect this book to be on sale at a Barnes and Noble type store for a few dollars. I was disappointed.
We bought this book as a supplement to the audio CD below.After listening to the CD and getting this book, we weren't expecting the wonderful surprise of interest it all generated in our family! Unbelievably powerful!Oh, and the photographer is Lewis Hine.This book is a wonderful supplement to this story and going deeper into the era!http://www.amazon.com/Counting-Grace-Elizabeth-Winthrop/dp/0739339028/ref=tmm_abk_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1392225012&sr=8-1Two years ago we listened to the audio CD (six CDs).I am STILL recommending it to friends.Highly recommend the audio CD!I had originally got it mainly for our 10 y.o. to listen to while in the car I had planned for other things for our younger kids to do while DS was listening. We ALL were so into it! (Age range 4-10 and myself!) The kids would immediately ask for me to turn it back on to continue whenever we got in the car. After we finished the CDs, they as to hear it AGAIN! It was just as good the second time.As far as audio CDs go, they are often only as good as the reader. This one definitely hits the mark! This reader is wonderful and easy to listen to. Not boring at all! Moves along smoothly and quickly.Don't skip the author interview at the end! This too is fabulous! Provides so much interesting insight into the story. Do not listen to the interview first, it may skew your vision of the story a bit.There is also a free teacher's guide at the author's website.[...]These would make a delightful gift pairing for any child.
Freedman has collected dozens of black and white photographs taken by Lewis Hine during the first decades of the twentieth century. Hine worked as an investigational photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC). The NCLC wanted the United States government to pass laws concerning child labor, and thought that photos of the work children did would be more effective persuaders than mere speeches and statistics. Hine traveled the nation with his camera taking photographs, sometimes despite risk to his person.The text of the book serves partly as a brief biography of Lewis Hine, and partly as explanatory backdrop for the scenes in the photographs. Freeman gives enough background information to put the images in their context, but not so much data as to overwhelm the reader. The machines, tools and environments are so strange to the modern eye that without clarification, many pictures would be meaningless.The most shocking photographs in the collection are of the young boys involved in the coalmines. The filth on their faces, hands and clothing is astonishing. By comparison, the dangers and deplorable conditions of working in a cotton mill are not as readily apparent as those of working in a coal mine. However, reading Freeman's text exposes the dangers of moving machinery and smothering lint and humidity not so clear in the photos.The book concludes by sharing the changes in child labor laws that Hine's photographs helped bring about, as well as information on the child labor situation of today.This book is full of eye opening and shocking information for the unaware. School may be hard, but without child labor laws things could be so much worse.
This is important photographic history, though written with an anticapitalist slant. While child labor was certainly a black mark on our nation's history when taken in the context of today's accepted thinking, at the time period children worked much harder on farms. Most of these children came from farm families that were forced into the city by lean crop yields. With massive crowding and families in need of money, children were once again expected to contribute to the family's income, just as on the farm. The end of child labor under such conditions should be celebrated.
This is a great little volume. Although it's theoretically for students, I believe adults would find it riveting. First of all, the photos taken by Lewis Hine tell the narrative on their own. However, Russell Freedman, as always, provides insight and thoughtful commentary worthwhile for younger and older readers. In terms of "how it is," I'm referring to child labor (often child slavery) as it exists today in other parts of the world. Looking at these pictures helps to make the plight of those children more real and more urgent.