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"Kids at Work" Essay from The Goldfinch, 1996

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Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, Williams, Bridgett M., "Kids at Work," The Goldfinch, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 8-9, 1996


This essay from The Goldfinch explains how most kids in the past, like now, helped out around their homes and learned by working closely with their parents. 

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  • Why would kids in Iowa work?
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