Essay Archive - Child Labor In History
Child Labor In History
Child labor first appeared with the establishment of the domestic
system. The domestic system was a process through which entrepreneurs
would purchace raw materials that would be "put out" to the homes of many
families and be made into finished products that could be sold by the
entrepreneurs. The families were paid by the piece, and so the adults
would use their children to their fullest capability to aid in some way.
The domestic system was prominent in England, on the Continent, and in
North America during the 16th 17th and 18th centuries. This system still
exists in some co....