"Pitting Child Safety Against the Family Farm" a New York Times Op-Ed published May 7, 2012, was written by Marjorie Elizabeth Wood (PhD, 2012). It draws heavily from her dissertation, "Emancipating the Child Laborer: Children, Freedom, and the Moral Boundaries of the Market in the United States, 1853–1938." Her committee was Thomas C. Holt (chair), Julie Saville, Tara Zahra, and Catherine Brekus.