Stone Collection: Volume 85 - Item 12 A
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12a. “Apologetical and Explanatory,” Massachusetts Quarterly Review (September 1848): 509-512.
Brief essay explaining the rationale behind a previous article, in which the anonymous author(s) deplores the terrible working conditions in factories, particularly those using child labor. Although the lack of opportunity for “ moral ” (i.e. educational) development was a serious problem in factories located in New England, the author(s) asserts that the situation is much worse in England and France.