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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]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This remarkable book 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. 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  Read more...
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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' --
Part I --
Earning a living. Men at work ; Suffer little children ; Women, work and the cares of home --
Part II --
Love. A brand new wife and an empty pocket ; Naughty tricks on the bed --
Part III --
Culture. 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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'Griffin's excellent history of writing by those born in poverty. . .shine[s] a light on what working men endured. . .and what they felt about it, in their own words.'--Lesley McDowell, "Sunday Read more...

 
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