Child Workers and Industrial Health in Britain, 1780-1850 by Peter KirbyChild Workers and Industrial Health in Britain, 1780-1850 by Peter Kirby

Child Workers and Industrial Health in Britain, 1780-1850

byPeter Kirby

Paperback | September 19, 2013

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The book explores the deformities, fevers, respiratory complaints, industrial injuries and physical ill-treatment which have long been associated with child labour in the industrial workplace. The result is a more nuanced picture of child health and child labour during the classic 'factory age' which raises important questions about the enduring stereotype of the health-impaired and abused industrial child.
Title:Child Workers and Industrial Health in Britain, 1780-1850Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.48 inPublished:September 19, 2013Publisher:Boydell & BrewerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843838842

ISBN - 13:9781843838845

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In this meticulously researched study, Peter Kirby challenges assumptions about child workers that were commonly held by contemporaries and that have been perpetuated by historians. ... The implications of his highly readable reinterpretation ... should be given due recognition by anyone researching industrial populations. LOCAL POPULATION STUDIESThis book is an important contribution to the history of child labour during industrialisation, as well as to the history of medicine and its 'professionalisation' in the nineteenth century. It provides a corrective to long-held, but ill-informed, views on child workers in northern textile mills. ... Essential reading. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF HISTORYSignificantly contributes to the child labor literature. ... (It) has broad appeal and should be of interest to economic historians and social historians, as well as psychologists and sociologists. It is well written and superbly documented and is accessible to students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. EH.NET An elegantly written exploration. . Recommended. CHOICE, February 2014