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Documents a growing problem of illegal child labor in the United States and a laxity in the enforcement of federal regulations.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Levine traces the treatment of children in sweatshop, agricultural, retail, and service work in the United States roughly from the 1930s to the present, making it clear that child-labor problems persist to this day….Levine brings a distressing story to the attention of a broad audience, including academics, policymakers, and the general public. An important work about a hidden social problem."
- Library Journal, Starred Review
Library Journal, Starred Review
Levine makes it clear that the employment of children is not illegal in most cases, and he reviews the vast body of legislation at both the national and state level designed to protect the education and the safety of children….Levine does a good job of describing the legislation, discussing the abuses, and explaining the difficulties in policing the violations….Recommended. Public and academic library collections, lower-division undergraduate and up.