Upton Sinclair, ed. (1878–1968). The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest. 1915.

Book XIII: Children

Social injustice as it bears upon the future generation; pictures of child labor, and of the degradation of children in slums; also hopes for the future deliverance of the child.
The Children of the Poor (Translated by Algernon Charles Swinburne)—Victor Hugo (1802–85)
In a Southern Cotton Mill—Elbert Hubbard (1856–1915)
The Flower Factory—Florence Wilkinson Evans
The Beast—Ben B. Lindsey and Harvey J. O’Higgins (1869–1943)
The Cry of the Children—Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–61)
Child Labor in England (From “An Industrial History of England”)—Henry de B. Gibbins
Mill Children (From “Processionals”)—John Curtis Underwood
In the Slums of London (From “The People of the Abyss”)—Jack London (1876–1916)
Slum Children (From “Songs of Joy”)—William H. Davies (1871–1940)
No. 5 John Street—Richard Whiteing
Locksley Hall Fifty Years After—Alfred Tennyson (1809–92)
Past and Present—Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)
Waifs and Strays—Arthur Rimbaud (1854–91)
Oliver Twist—Charles Dickens (1812–70)
The Children’s Auction—Charles Mackay
A Modest Proposal (From “A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People from Being a Burthen to their Parents or Country, and for making them Beneficial to the Public”)—Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
Child Labor—Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935)
Mother Wept—Joseph Skipsey
A Workingman’s Home-Life (From “The Ragged-Trowsered Philanthropists”)—Robert Tressall
Behold the Future (From “The Red Wave”)—Joseph-Henry Rosny, the Elder
The Factories—Margaret Widdemer
God and the Flowers (From “My Lady of the Chimney-Corner”)—Alexander Irvine
The Leaden-Eyed (From “The Congo”)—Vachel Lindsay (1879–1931)
Children and Economics (From “What Is It To Be Educated?”)—C. Hanford Henderson
What to Do—Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910)
True Education (From “Zadig”)—Voltaire (1694–1778)
New Worlds for Old—H. G. Wells (1866–1946)
The Way to Freedom—Francisco Ferrer (1859–1909)