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Poverty map of Old Nichol slum, East End of London, showing Bethnal Green Road, from Charles Booth’s Labour and Life of the People. Volume 1: East London (London: Macmillan, 1889).

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A common task for children who were too young to work in the fields or around a hot stove in the kitchen. It was also a great way to introduce kids to the economics of farm labour.

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The Women’s Library @ LSE (London School of Economics) digital collections include a representative selection of the personal, political, and economic struggles that have symbolized women’s battle for equality over the past 500 years. The collection includes pamphlets, magazines, journals, documents, photographs, postcards, and books.

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from Mail Online

The photographs that shamed America: Harrowing images of child labourers that show children as young as three forced to do back-breaking work in fields, factories and mines

The late 19th – early 20th century industrial revolution in the U.S. was nasty and quite short for many very young working kids

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European government taxes by country -- Belgium has the highest rates and Switzerland has the lowest.

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from the Guardian

How activism forced Nike to change its ethical game

Many large corporations have built factories in developing countries such as China, where they can get away with paying workers little to nothing for long working hours and harsh working conditions. One company that came under fire for sweatshops was Nike, who moved their factories from the US to Taiwan, Vietnam, China and South Korea to bypass US working regulations. Campaigns spread word about Nike’s child labour and unethical practices, damaging their reputation and forcing them to repair…

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I chose this article because it shows the hierarchy of power in Medieval times. Polonius would pin this because it would show him where he in in the power "food chain". This will help motivate him to move up and gain more power until he is at the top. *historical*

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from The Economist

A background guide to “Brexit” from the European Union

In graphics: Britain’s referendum on EU membership: A background guide to “Brexit” from the European Union | The Economist

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1990 March 22 - Charles and Diana in Cameroon, West Africa

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