BooknewsDescribes various aspects of life for the Victorian-era country child, drawing on records, parliamentary papers, personal reminiscences, and newspapers. Looks at living conditions, school life, work, and holidays, and explores the effects of agricultural policies on children, the Church and its influence, and crime and punishment. Most children described were the sons and daughters of farm workers, with some material on children of rural craftsmen and children in domestic service. Includes b&w photos. Distributed by Books International. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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