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Liberty's dawn : a people's history of the Industrial Revolution

Author: Emma Griffin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013] 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at hundreds of autobiographies penned between 1760 and 1900 to offer a first-hand account of how the Industrial Revolution was experienced by the working class. The Industrial Revolution brought not simply misery and poverty. On the contrary, Griffin shows how it raised incomes, improved literacy, and offered exciting opportunities for political action. For many, this was a period of new, and much  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Griffin
ISBN: 9780300151800 0300151802 9780300205251 0300205252
OCLC Number: 813392733
Description: x, 303 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: 'A simple naritive' --
Men at work --
Suffer little children --
Women, work and the cares of home --
A brand new wife and an empty pocket --
Naughty tricks on the bed --
Education --
Gospel Times --
Sons of freedom --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Emma Griffin.

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Looks at hundreds of autobiographies penned between 1760 and 1900 to offer an intimate firsthand account of how the Industrial Revolution was experienced by the working class. This title shows how it  Read more...

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