Inquiry Unlimited | Revolutionary period | USA timelines | early 1900s - Exploitation of Child Workers | Fishing theme
Mission: Making educational curricula connections
1913 - An Example of The Dangers of Children Working in Boston, MA
Isadore Freedberg, 13 years old, Dies From Injuries (gravestone photo)
Source Document: Certificate of Death
Source: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911-1915 - Vol. 1913/30: Page 164 - - Chelsea Deaths, Isadore Freedberg.
Available at: New England Historic Genealogical Society ( NEHGS, http://americanancestors.org)
or at Massachusetts Archives, 220 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125.
Task 1 - Analysis - Focus on each section of the document provided to get a sense of what happened, to whom, where, and when noting
- PLACE OF DEATH: Chelsea near U. S. Naval Hospital
- THE PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS:
- MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH: Multiple injuries including crush of the chest, fracture of the spine and lacerations of the lungs, liver and spleen, with resulting haemorrhage and shock caused by being accidentalyy run over by a motor vehicle.
Task 2 - Using the early 1900s child labor campaign information, how do the circumstances of Isadore Freedberg's death add to the facts being gathered nationally at that time?
Additional Child Labor Resources for the Classroom
Newsies at Work
As of January 4, 2012, you are visitor to learn from this page provided by Inquiry Unlimited.
Last modified: January 4, 2012.
Copyright 2012 Marjorie Duby. This is the intellectual property of Marjorie Duby.