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Thread #2574 Message #1225935
Posted By: GUEST,Keith A o Hertford
15-Jul-04 - 07:05 AM
Thread Name: The Testimony Of Patience Kershaw-child miner
Subject: RE: Lyrics: song about child labor & girl coal miner
Rightly, much has been written of the evils of slavery.
It is sometimes forgotten that our own poor, and especially their children and orphans, lacking the intrinsic value of a slave and readily replaceable, were commonly worked literally to death.
God bless you sir