Friday, December 21, 2018

Transcontinental Railroad Workers, Teens

From: "Dick, Judy"

I am an editor at Scholastic Magazines. I researching the building of the transcontinental railroad and was wondering how young the workers were. Did any boys or [teenagers] work on the teams, especially among the Chinese workers? ...

—Judy Dick, Senior Editor, Scholastic Magazines


Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Teenager” is a concept that didn’t arise umtil the 1960’s. So don’t expect to find references to teens in the 19th century primary souces.

12/24/2018 10:46 PM  

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