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Sweatshops in the Sun: Child Labor on the Farm
Author/Editor: Ronald B. Taylor
ISBN: 0807005169
Year Published: 1973
Format: Hardcover 
Description: Taylor explores the conditions under which migrant farmworker children work. The book is divided chronologically into chapters that explore the reasons for child labor. The first chapter, entitled “The Myths,” delves into the many long-standing myths that often form the root of child labor, the main one being that idleness in children is a sin. In other chapters, Taylor discusses why parents allow their children to work in the fields. Taylor points out that migrant children are powerless and states that it is time to “begin to seek solutions that will guarantee these children a healthy, productive future.”

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