Destiny Obscure: Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family From the 1820s to the 1920s by Proffessor John BurnettDestiny Obscure: Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family From the 1820s to the 1920s by Proffessor John Burnett

Destiny Obscure: Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family From the 1820s to the 1920s

byProffessor John Burnett, John BurnettEditorProffessor John Burnett

Paperback | July 28, 1994

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In this companion volume toUseful Toil, John Burnett has drawn extensively on over eight hundred previously unpublished manuscripts. The result is a unique record of childhood that reveals in intimate detail the trials and hard-won triumphs of nineteenth-century working-class life. Besides affording rare insights into the developing child's world of dreams, hopes and fears, they reflect a crucial period in the evolution of a family tradition; a time when, to counteract the brutalizing pressures of urbanization and industrialization, ordinary people turned to each other for support.
Children have seldom had a voice in history: these writers and their experiences take their place as part of the essential fabric of our past.
Title:Destiny Obscure: Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family From the 1820s to the 1920sFormat:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.2 inPublished:July 28, 1994Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415104017

ISBN - 13:9780415104012

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