Florence Kelley: Against Child Labor Speech 1905

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bread
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money
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coal-breakers
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________ make it into various useful sizes and remove impurities from it (typically slate) and deposit them into a culm dump.
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enlightened
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free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding
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breadwinners
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A person who earns money for the family
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wage
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The amount paid to a worker for the service he or she provides which may vary.
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class
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a group of people with similar backgrounds, incomes, and ways of living
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contingent
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group
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census period
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The official count of a country’s population which is done every 10 years
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commerce
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trade, the buying and selling of goods for transport from place to place
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manufacturing
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Producing goods with machines for sale in large numbers
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textile mills
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the factories where cloth is made
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spindles
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a rod or pin holding a bobbin or spool on which thread is wound on an automatic spinning machine
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looms
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machines used for weaving clothes
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legislature
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lawmaking body or group
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Alabama
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Georgia
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South Carolina
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Pennsylvania
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New Jersey
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North Carolina
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the South
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garments
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clothes
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repeal
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to cancel a law, revoke; annul
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enfranchised
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allowed to vote
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tenements
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Urban apartment buildings that served as housing for poor factory workers. Often poorly constructed and overcrowded.
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right of petition
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Right to ask the government for assistance with a problem or to express opposition to a government policy, protected by the First Amendment.
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ballot
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A process of voting, in writing and typically in secret
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enfranchisment
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Granting the right to full citizenship, especially the right to vote
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enlist
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recruit, join in, enroll
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on behalf of
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to help someone do something for that person
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toil
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hard work
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for the sake of
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for the purpose of, for the good of
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thus
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as a result, in this way

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