Francis Place

Francis Place

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Francis Place was an English social reformer. Born in the debtor's prison which his father oversaw near Drury Lane, Place was schooled for ten years before being apprenticed to a leather-breeches maker. At eighteen he was an independent journeyman, and in 1790 was married and moved to a house near the Strand. In 1793 he became involved in and eventually the leader of a strike of leather-breeches makers, and was refused work for several years by London's master tailors; he exploited this time by reading avidly and widely. In 1794, Place joined the London Corresponding Society, a reform club, and for three years was prominent in its work, before resigning his post as chairman of the general committee in 1797 in protest at the violent tactics and rhetoric of some group members. In 1799 he became the partner in a tailor's shop, and a year later set up his own highly successful business at 16 Charing Cross
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136585286
  • 9786136585284