This book examines the scale and nature of child employment and the changing attitudes of society towards it, in the years between 1780 and 1890.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements; 1. Introduction: 1780s–1850s; 2. The impact of industrialisation: 1780–1850s; 3. Rescue and reform: 1830–67; 4. Work and welfare: 1868–80s; Conclusion: the working-class child in the 1880s; Appendices; Select Bibliography; Index.
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