Religious activist Antonio Rivera, a representative of several churches, has met with the New Haven Board of Education
to ask that the Harry Potter children's books be removed from schools in the New Haven, Connecticut area.
New Haven, Conn, Annual Report of the New Haven Board of Education
(New Haven, Conn: 1871), 20-1.
An agent of the New Haven Board of Education in the 1870s attributed the failure of enforcement to the complicity of manufacturers willing to look the other way while work was jobbed out to the lowest bidder, often a "subletter" employing child workers:
New Haven Board of Education, Annual Report, 1857-1900 (Hereafter, Annual Report); and Louise G.