Child Labour

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The Barnardo Boys: Thousands of British 'Home Children' were shipped to Canada as child labourers in a plot right out of Dickens
Sanders, Carol
Article
2012
Between 1868 and the 1930s, more than 100,000 destitute children in Great Britain were shipped off to Canada. An estimated two-thirds of the Home Children, as they were known, were under the age 14.
The burden of slavery: New Internationalist August 2001 - #337
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
Discusses a brief history of slavery in different parts of the world, and its existence in the presence. Outlines ways for people and the government can contribute to end slavery.
Das Capital, Volume 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Marx, Karl
Book
1867
Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, ...
Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Ruthlessly Targets Children
Bakan, Joel
Book
2011
An exploration of the corporate manipulation and exploitation of children and childhood and society's (lack of) response.
Ethical Shopping: A Magic Bullet to Save the World?: New Internationalist November 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
A look at shopping ethically and its limitations. Discussion of why consumerism is contributing to a negative impact on the planet.
Free The Children
Kielburger, Craig; Major, Kevin
Book
1998
An account of children's rights activist Craig Kielburger's work with and on behalf of exploited child labourers.
Laying the Children's Ghosts to Rest: Canada's Home Children in the West
Joyce, Sean Arthur
Book
2014
Between 1869 and the early 1930s more than 100,000 children were rounded up from the streets of Britain to be used as labourers in Canadian homes; often little more than slaves. Today there are two mi...
Man's Worldly Goods: The Story of the Wealth of Nations
Huberman, Leo
Book
1936
Huberman sets out to explain history using economic theory, and to explain economic theory using history. He tries to explain, in terms of the development of economic thought, why certain doctrines ar...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
Ransom, David
Book
2001
Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
Pay Cheques & Picket Lines: All About Unions in Canada
MacKay, Claire; Illustrated by Peters, Eric
Book
1987
A children's book which explains what unions are, how they came to be, and why they exist.
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Book
1995
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
Product of Mexico: Child Labor: In Mexico's fields, children toil to harvest crops that make it to American tables
Marosi, Richard
Article
2014
About 100,000 children under 14 pick crops for pay at small- and mid-size farms across Mexico, where child labor is illegal. Some of the produce they harvest reaches American consumers, helping to pow...
Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
1983
From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweepi...

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International Labor Rights Forum
An organization dedicated to achieving just and humane working conditions for workers worldwide. They are committed to overcoming child labour, forced labour and other abusive practices. They promote...
OneWorld.net (U.S.)
We bring together the latest news and views from over 1,600 organizations promoting human rights awareness and fighting poverty worldwide. The OneWorld network spans five continents and produces conte...
Pueblito Canada
Community development projects in Latin America. Development education materials for children in Canada.

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International Labour Organization
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote ri...
International Labor Rights Forum
An organization dedicated to achieving just and humane working conditions for workers worldwide. It is committed to overcoming child labour, forced labour and other abusive practices. It promotes the enforcement of labour rights t...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...

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Home Children
Wikipedia article
Home Children is a common term used to refer to the child migration scheme founded by Annie MacPherson in 1869, under which more than 100,000 children were sent to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and ...

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Les Enfants au Travail
Organization
1982
Cette étude vient d'un project du Programme International pour l'Amélioration des Conditions de Travail qui est sorti de l'Organization Internationale de Travail (OTI).