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Description - Factory Lives by James R. Simmons

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Chapters in the Life of a Dundee Factory Boy.This Broadview edition also includes a remarkably rich selection of historical documents that provide context for these works.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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781551112725
ISBN-10: 1551112728
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
Imprint: Broadview Press Ltd
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - James R. Simmons

James R. Simmons, Jr. is Associate Professor of English at Louisiana Tech University.Janice Carlisle is Professor of English at Yale University.