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Dr. Cathy Hajo Talks about the Regressive Era of Child Labor in Slate Magazine

Cathy Hajo in her office

April 21, 2023

Dr. Cathy Hajo, director of the Jane Addams Papers at Ramapo College of New Jersey, spoke about child labor resurgence in Slate Magazine. Child labor violations have quadrupled since 2015. Parallels are being drawn between the treatment of today’s migrant children and those from post-Civil War freed families. Addams was a prominent social worker and activist in turn-of-the-century Chicago, and many of the children she worked with and advocated for were immigrants.

Visit the Jane Addams Papers project website to learn more about Jane Addams and the work being done by Ramapo College students to preserve Jane Addams’ writings.