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Description - Child Labour in Britain, 1750-1870 by Peter Kirby

This analytical survey of child labour during the industrial revolution asserts that the concentration by some historians and social commentators upon small numbers of industrially employed children has diverted attention from the important role of the working child within the context of the family, the labour market and the state. It argues that during the 18th and 19th centuries, child labour provided an invaluable contribution both to economic growth and to the incomes of working class households. The book also discusses the major issues involved in the study of children's employment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333671931
ISBN-10: 0333671937
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 172
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 20-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Kirby

PETER KIRBY is Lecturer in Economic History at the University of Manchester.

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