Victorian social investigation and the Children’s Employment Commission, 1840-42

Peter Kirby

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    Book abstract: The purpose of this collection is to bring together representative examples of the most recent work that is taking an understanding of children and childhood in new directions. The two key overarching themes are diversity: social, economic, geographical, and cultural; and agency: the need to see children in industrial England as participants - even protagonists - in the process of historical change, not simply as passive recipients or victims.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationChildhood and Child Labour in Industrial England: Diversity and Agency, 1750–1914
    EditorsN. Goose, K. Honeyman
    PublisherAshgate Publishing
    ISBN (Print)9781409411154
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • industrial England
    • child workers
    • nineteenth century


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