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Children in the Coal Mines

Page history last edited by Arik Andersen 6 years, 4 months ago

 

              

 

John Spargo wrote, "The coal is hard, and accidents to the hands, such as cut, broken, or crushed fingers, are common among the boys.  Sometimes there is a worse accident:  a terrified shriek (scream) is heard, and a boy is mangled and torn in the machinery, or disappears in the chute to be picked out later smothered and dead. Clouds of dust fill the breakers and are inhaled by the boys, laying the foundations for asthma and miners' consumption."
   

QUESTION   Why were children allowed to work at dangerous jobs like mining?

 

Comments (Show all 46)

Meh said

at 3:30 pm on Nov 18, 2013

The children were allowed to work at mining because they need money to buy food to alive and can have what they need even those they have a little money.

Paw said

at 3:31 pm on Nov 18, 2013

that is very true because back in there child get pay less and also they can work company make more money

Matenneh said

at 3:31 pm on Nov 18, 2013

I think children allowed to work in a dangerous job like mining they need money for the Family

Poe said

at 3:31 pm on Nov 18, 2013

i think the children allowed to work at dangerous because they need the money to take care of their self and their family.

Paw said

at 3:32 pm on Nov 18, 2013

have you guy saw an interesting picture the boy was die his body was buried by rock and only his foot showing do you guy think it's awful I really hate the company that do that to poor child ;(

Jackie said

at 3:37 pm on Nov 18, 2013

yea paw. You are trying to say something good but please try to see your sentence again!

Sue said

at 3:39 pm on Nov 18, 2013

so mean jackie chen

Lucia said

at 3:54 pm on Nov 18, 2013

Can you please rewrite your sentence, because you make some mistake.

Seik said

at 3:51 pm on Nov 18, 2013

yes i see paw this is really sad forever:(

LuzTorres said

at 3:33 pm on Nov 18, 2013

I think the children that work at dangerous jobs like mining it was because they need money for there family,I think ,maybe there parents didn't have enough money to buy thing that were necessary,for them ,so they started to work.

Edmer said

at 3:33 pm on Nov 18, 2013

what is cold? where did it came from?
:3

patricio said

at 3:35 pm on Nov 18, 2013

i mean gold

Edmer said

at 3:39 pm on Nov 18, 2013

but they don't mine gold they mine coal? where does gold came from
?

Jackie said

at 3:34 pm on Nov 18, 2013

The children were allow to work there because they had no choice, and there were no other good works there for them. and they had to do that for their family and themselves.

Sue said

at 3:35 pm on Nov 18, 2013

really ?

Edmer said

at 3:37 pm on Nov 18, 2013

yeah sue reh

Djefadima said

at 3:36 pm on Nov 18, 2013

i think the parent do not want for the children to be on the sheet that why the children have the same work like the mom and dad.

Serious said

at 3:37 pm on Nov 18, 2013

i think its ture cause they have no choice if they want to or not because they need money for their family and their self.

Jackie said

at 3:38 pm on Nov 18, 2013

I totally agree with you. This is a good one.

Seik said

at 3:46 pm on Nov 18, 2013

i think children allowed to work at dangerous jobs like mining because they need a money and they needed food and they have to work hard job if they not work hard job so they dont have money to buy a things

Angie said

at 3:46 pm on Nov 18, 2013

i think that they would let them work because they would pay them less money than what they usually pay the old workers.. they took advantage of the kids...

miguelm said

at 3:47 pm on Nov 18, 2013

I think because there were stupid and they need it the money so they can buy food and stay alive

Seik said

at 3:48 pm on Nov 18, 2013

this is true sue i agree with you

Ellen said

at 3:49 pm on Nov 18, 2013

Children are allowed to works at the dangerous place because they need money to supposed their family and their hand can go in the machine.

Ochan said

at 3:58 pm on Nov 18, 2013

that wrong allen

Ellen said

at 3:59 pm on Nov 18, 2013

How is that wrong Ochan??

Alexis said

at 3:51 pm on Nov 18, 2013

i think kids were aloud to work because the owns wanted more money to get richer and but also to advantage. But also wanted maybe to help parents.

Ochan said

at 3:51 pm on Nov 18, 2013

i think they made them work because the owner can make more money

Ellen said

at 3:58 pm on Nov 18, 2013

what you saying doesn't make sense Ochan

Angie said

at 3:51 pm on Nov 18, 2013

yeah they needed money too :/ help their family!!

Seik said

at 3:53 pm on Nov 18, 2013

i agree with you Angie.

Carlota said

at 3:51 pm on Nov 18, 2013

I think parents do not want their children to have the same work with them....>)

Carlota said

at 3:53 pm on Nov 18, 2013

but they need to help their parents.....

Lucia said

at 3:52 pm on Nov 18, 2013

I think children were allowed to work at a dangerous job like mining, because they needed to make money for their family or maybe some of their parents were too old to work at a dangerous place.

Eh said

at 3:53 pm on Nov 18, 2013

"I think long ago the little kid can work for money" i think they don't have money and food, they need to find for job and money.But Something i have to said about kid's, where is them parent. i think they don't have parent.

Seik said

at 3:55 pm on Nov 18, 2013

what do you mean they dont have parent? if they dont have parent they all die when they was little kid..

Lucia said

at 3:56 pm on Nov 18, 2013

yeah really why will a government choose little kids to work in dangerous place.

Ellen said

at 3:56 pm on Nov 18, 2013

i agree with you Paw

Jose said

at 3:57 pm on Nov 18, 2013

I think because they ware poor needed money to buy food a
nd survive

Say said

at 4:00 pm on Nov 18, 2013

I think Maybe they why to make more money and help his family.make his family to happy

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