Destiny Obscure: Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family From the 1820s to the 1920s / Edition 2

Destiny Obscure: Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family From the 1820s to the 1920s / Edition 2

by Proffessor John Burnett, John Burnett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415104017

ISBN-13: 9780415104012

Pub. Date: 07/28/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this companion volume to Useful Toil, John Burnett has drawn extensively on over eight hundred previously unpublished manuscripts. The result is a unique record of childhood that reveals in intimate detail the trials and hard-won triumphs of nineteenth-century working-class life. Besides affording rare insights into the developing child's world of dreams,

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In this companion volume to Useful Toil, John Burnett has drawn extensively on over eight hundred previously unpublished manuscripts. The result is a unique record of childhood that reveals in intimate detail the trials and hard-won triumphs of nineteenth-century working-class life. Besides affording rare insights into the developing child's world of dreams, hopes and fears, they reflect a crucial period in the evolution of a family tradition; a time when, to counteract the brutalizing pressures of urbanization and industrialization, ordinary people turned to each other for support.
Children have seldom had a voice in history: these writers and their experiences take their place as part of the essential fabric of our past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415104012
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Series:
Modern British History Series, #2
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.86(d)

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