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Factory lives : four nineteenth-century working-class autobiographies

Publisher: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada ; Plymouth, UK : Broadview Press, [2007] ©2007
Series: Nineteenth-century British autobiographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Factory Lives contains four works of great importance in the field of nineteenth-century working-class autobiography: John Brown's A Memoir of Robert Blincoe; William Dodd's A Narrative of the Experience and Sufferings of William Dodd; Ellen Johnston's "Autobiography"; and James Myles's Chapters in the Life of a Dundee Factory Boy." "This Broadview edition also includes a remarkably rich selection of historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781551112725 1551112728
OCLC Number: 1046187434
Description: 496 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: A memoir of Robert Blincoe, an orphan boy / John Brown --
A narrative of the experience and sufferings of William Dodd, a factory cripple, written by himself / William Dodd --
Chapters in the life of a Dundee factory boy / James Myles --
"Autobiography of Ellen Johnston, 'The factory girl'" and "Autobiography" / Ellen Johnston.
Series Title: Nineteenth-century British autobiographies.
Responsibility: edited by James R. Simmons ; introduction by Janice Carlisle.

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"Factory Lives contains four works of great importance in the field of nineteenth-century working-class autobiography: John Brown's A Memoir of Robert Blincoe; William Dodd's A Narrative of the Experience and Sufferings of William Dodd; Ellen Johnston's "Autobiography"; and James Myles's Chapters in the Life of a Dundee Factory Boy." "This Broadview edition also includes a remarkably rich selection of historical documents that provide context for these works. Appendices include contemporary responses to the autobiographies, debates on factory legislation, transcripts of testimony given before parliamentary committees on child labour, and excerpts from literary works on factory life by Harriet Martineau, Frances Trollope, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, among others."--

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