Victorian Factory Life
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Victorian Factory Life

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Victorian Factory Life explores the lives of the men, women and children who toiled in the factories of Victorian Britain, manufacturing everything from hats, cloth and dinner-plates to beer and locomotives. It was a grim and often perilous existence of long hours, of meager pay and of exhausting labour and one into which many children were plunged at a young age. Generously illustrated with old photographs, artwork and pieces of ephemera, this book is a powerful evocation of the social iniquities that enabled the prodigious growth of British industry, a historical account of the great injustices with which many are familiar only through the works of Charles Dickens.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 66 x 204 x 6mm | 140.61g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 b/w; 35 col
  • 0747807248
  • 9780747807247
  • 884,439

About Trevor May

Trevor May was educated at the universities of London and Exeter and is now a professional historian, writer and educator. He has written over a dozen books on social and economic history topics, including books in the Shire Library series.show more

Table of contents

Industrialisation and the Factory System /The Early Cotton Mills /The Range of Factory Work /Health and Safety /Women in the Factories /The Factory Worker at Home and at Play /Out of Work /Factory Life at the end of the Victorian Periodshow more

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