Addams' comments to striking girls about working conditions and labor organization. The strike, against the International Harvester Company, Deering Division, resulting in the shut down of the plant, putting 6,000 out of work. This is a portion of a longer article on the strike.
In this draft, Addams offers a strong indictment against old fashioned religious education and argues that the church, in order to encourage modern youth to see the validity of religion, must engage the realities and distractions of urban life.
A published version of Addams' lecture on March 11 at the National Child Labor Committee Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, in which she presents arguments against an exception to the 1903 Illinois Child Labor Law for child actors and offers some Tolstoyan allegory to buttress her arguments.
Addams expounds upon the role of religious education in keeping youth from vice and examines the difficult standards to which young women are held. This is the third in a five-part series, which would ultimately be published as A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil later in the year.
On the opening night of the National Conference of Charities and Correction, held in Cleveland from June 12-19, Addams discusses how the difficulties of children can rouse society's greatest sentiments for charity, but that children also have for their own intrinsic value. The speech was published in the Proceedings.
Addams argues that the improvement of education for children starts with the improvement of their work conditions and environment and that a national effort is necessary so that every child is protected.