Early investigations of conditions in southern cotton mills made it appear to be a regional problem until it was discovered that many of them were owned by northern capitalists.
Citation: "White Slavery: Northern Capital and Southern Child Labor." New York American and Journal; rpt. Literary Digest 28 (Oct. 18, 1902). http://www.boondocksnet.com/gallery/cl021018.html In Jim Zwick, ed., Political Cartoons and Cartoonists. http://www.boondocksnet.com/gallery/pc_intro.html (Sept. 25, 2004).
PARENT: "No, Sir, I don't send 'em to work from greed, but because I've got to. But if I done it from downright Selfishness, what do you think of the Social conditions of a Republic that would turn parents into something worse than brutes?"
Uncle Sam holds a document labeled, "Land Monopoly System, High Tariff, Trust Rule."
Citation: Bengough, John Wilson. "The Child Labor Question." The Public 6 (May 16, 1903). http://www.boondocksnet.com/gallery/cl030516.html In Jim Zwick, ed., Political Cartoons and Cartoonists. http://www.boondocksnet.com/gallery/pc_intro.html (Sept. 25, 2004).