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        Child Labor and the Textile Mills | Georgia Stories

        Today there are laws that regulate how many hours children can work and at what age they can begin to work. That was not always the case. In the early 1900s there were no Georgia laws prohibiting child labor, a situation that coincided with the rise of the textile industry. Professor John Lupold of Columbus College describes how poor Georgians abandoned their farms and moved to cities to find work. Times were so hard that everyone in the family worked. 

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