"Child labor is the employment of a child in business or industry especially in violation of state or federal statutes prohibiting the employment of children under a specified age" (Merriam-Webster Dictionary).
Hobbs, Sandy, Jim McKechnie, and Michael Lavalette. Child Labor: A World History Companion. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1999. Print.
First mention of children working
Daniel Defoe mentioned children working while on tour in Great Britain.
The Health and Morals of Apprentices Act
The first legislation act on child labor in Great Britain, but little impact
First effective French law against child labor
The New York Child Labor Committee formed
Out of this committee grew the National Child Labor Committee
The Keating-Owen Bill
The first federal child labor law in United States passed.
The Fair Labor Standards Act
Upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States
Operation Child Watch
A campaign to restrict child labor by the Untied States Labor Department
The Global March against Child Labor
Child Labor Laws