A Childhood Worth Protecting

It’s only post-Industrial Revolution that we’ve taken our children out of the workforce. Child labor laws were discussed in the early 1800’s. In 1836 Massachusetts instituted a law wherein child workers under the age of 15 had to attend school at least three months of the year. It wasn’t until 1904 that the National Child Labor Committee formed and even with that it was 1938 before laws were passed Nationally. It’s only in the last century that we’ve guarded childhood legislatively. All through the ages it’s been “women and children”, …