John Fliter, an associate professor in our department, had his book, titled Child Labor in America: The Epic Legal Struggle to Protect Children, published by University of Kansas Press in May of 2018.
The book provides an updated, comprehensive history of child labor reform in America. It emphasizes the legal and constitutional struggles at the state and federal level to regulate child labor and examines the politics behind the failed 1924 Child Labor Amendment. It incorporates the most recent legal and political science research on subjects related to child labor reform and discusses the key figures, interest groups, and government officials involved on both sides of the child labor debate.
KU Press describes the book as offering “the first full account of child labor law in America—from the earliest state regulations to the most recent important Supreme Court decisions and the latest contemporary attacks on existing laws.”
The book can be found at: https://kansaspress.ku.edu/978-0-7006-2631-1.html
Dr. Fliter is currently working on his next book, tentatively titled U.S. v. Darby Lumber Company: Congress, the Commerce Clause, and the Triumph of Fair Labor Standards.
Congratulations to Dr. Fliter!