In annual reports, the CAS published letters that highlighted the productive capacity of the children.
Similarly, in America, productive outlets were sought for children.
Colonial laws modeled after British laws sought to prevent children from becoming a burden on society.
By manufacturers employing women and children in this pursuit, the man of the household could still tend the farm at home.
This practice helped fulfill the Jeffersonian ideal of the yeoman farmer.
The subsequent advance of capitalism created new social pressures.
Now that more work was less complex because of the introduction of machines, children had more potential job opportunities.
magazine recounts a story once told of an old Native American chieftain.
The chieftain was given a tour of the modern city of New York.
When these groups separated into families, children continued to work by caring for livestock and crops.
The medieval guild system introduced children to the trades.