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Published: 02 September 2019

712 Pages | 178 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195320251

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Crying the News

A History of America's Newsboys

Vincent DiGirolamo

  • Shows how newspaper sellers and carriers fared in a variety of paid and unpaid labor systems, from slavery, indentured servitude, family labor, and the padrone system to wage work, piece work, petty commerce, and corporate capitalism
  • Reveals how laws regulating child street labor were products of children's collective action as much as the efforts of reformers
  • Illuminates the contested process by which artists, novelists, photographers, advertisers and others transformed capitalism's most woeful victims into its chief symbolic proponents