The Children History Forgot: Young Workers of the Industrial Age Sue Wilkes

ISBN: 9780709089728

Published: August 1st 2011

Hardcover

320 pages


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The Children History Forgot: Young Workers of the Industrial Age  by  Sue Wilkes

The Children History Forgot: Young Workers of the Industrial Age by Sue Wilkes
August 1st 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 320 pages | ISBN: 9780709089728 | 10.20 Mb

Once upon a time, Britain forged a mighty industrial empire - built with the blood, sweat and tears of societys most vulnerable members. Children History Forgot explores young peoples working lives during the late Georgian and Victorian eras, whenMoreOnce upon a time, Britain forged a mighty industrial empire - built with the blood, sweat and tears of societys most vulnerable members.

Children History Forgot explores young peoples working lives during the late Georgian and Victorian eras, when boys and girls created almost every item in our ancestors homes: bricks, glass, cutlery, candles, lace, cotton and more. All over Britain, from the coal mines of Wales to the flax mills of Ireland, children toiled in factories and workshops, underground and on the land.

A chosen few like Samuel Slater began new lives in America but thousands of others have been forgotten by history: killed by unguarded machinery or poisoned by metal or pottery dust. Many were conscript workers: pauper apprentices trapped by their poverty. Sue Wilkes tells the story of the long, heartbreaking fight for reform. The story of men like Lord Shaftesbury, Richard Oastler and the tireless factory inspectors who battled, not only to improve youngsters working conditions and opportunities for education, but also to change societys attitudes towards childhood.

Children History Forgot takes a fresh look at the true cost of Britains industrial success story.



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