This 8 page chapter is excerpted from Carpentry & Mechanics for Boys by Albert Neely Hall 1918. The first two decades of the twentieth century saw a pitched battle for children’s labor. As much as industrial America wanted to retain these very handy, lowly paid workers among the labor force, there was a rise in National organizations to require mandatory education and limit paid non farm labor to older teenagers. The 1910s saw a huge flood of books aimed at keeping children busy, regardless of their age or income level. Roving bands of bored teenagers was as terrifying a thought then as it is now.
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