Hindman, Hugh D.

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Male. Education: College of Wooster, B.A., 1972; Ohio State University, M.A., 1984, M.L. H.R., 1989, Ph.D., 1989.


Office—Management Dept., 406 Raley Hall, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. E-mail—[email protected].


Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, associate professor, 1988—. Worked variously as a publisher, consultant, advocate, education specialist, and unit director at a center for the developmentally disabled.


American Association of University Professors, Academy of Management, Society for the Promotion of Human Rights in Employment, Industrial Relations Research Association, United Auto Workers (Local 1981, National Writers Union).


Child Labor: An American History, M. E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 2002.

Contributor to books, including Human Resource Management Perspectives, Context, Functions, and Outcomes, 3rd edition, Allyn and Bacon (Boston, MA), 1995, Human Resource Management, 5th edition, edited by Cynthia D. Fisher and others, Houghton Mifflin (New York, NY), 2002, and History of Childhood, Macmillan, in press; contributor to journals, including Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Industrial Relations, and HR News; reviewer for Industrial Relations Research Association and Journal of American History; author of technical reports and manuals.


Chapters for books and journal articles.


Hugh D. Hindman's courses have focused on labor relations, employment law, human resource management, and the subject of his Child Labor: An American History. On his Web site, Hindman notes that there are currently more than 120 million children working full-time around the world, a number equal to that of all employed adults in the United States. He also notes that twice that number of children work at least part-time. Hindman also studies the American children who once worked in coal mines and textile mills, in food processing and agriculture, often working sixty-and seventy-hour weeks to build these industries. He hopes that by investigating how the practice was discouraged, and eventually eliminated in America, solutions to help these millions of exploited children may be found. He includes links for those who would like to learn more.

Child Labor contains many of the photographs of Lewis Hine (1874-1940), a humanist who in 1904 photographed immigrants to Ellis Island, and in 1907 was assigned the task of photographing young tenement sweatshop workers by the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC). Hine traveled across the country until 1912, capturing the images of children working in factories, mills, and on the streets. Hine's work in this area was instrumental in the creation of safety laws and labor law reforms.

Hindman draws largely on the NCLC's nineteen-volume investigative reports in describing the conditions under which children worked and the actions that eventually ended child labor, including compulsory education, social reforms, and minimum wage standards. Library Journal's Suzanne W. Wood called Child Labor a "well-structured and ably presented study."



Booklist, September 1, 2002, Mary Whaley, review of Child Labor: An American History, p. 31.

Choice, January, 2003, J. Sochen, review of Child Labor, p. 868.

Library Journal, September 15, 2002, Suzanne W. Wood, review of Child Labor, pp. 81-82.


Hugh D. Hindman Home Page,http://www.appstate.edu/~hindmanhd (June 6, 2003).*