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Children's Work and Welfare, 1780-1890 available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
This book examines the scale and nature of child employment in Britain and the changing attitude of society toward it in the years between 1780 and 1890. It studies the efforts of philanthropists and the State to regulate and improve the lives and employment conditions of young workers.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; 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.