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Child Workers in England, 1780-1820

Parish Apprentices and the Making of the Early Industrial Labour Force

Child Workers in England, 1780-1820( )
Author: Honeyman, Katrina
Series title:Studies in Labour History Ser.
Publication Date:Jan 2010
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing Company
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $269.90
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The use of child workers was widespread in textile manufacturing by the late eighteenth century. A particularly vital supply of child workers was via the parish apprenticeship trade, whereby pauper children could move from the 'care' of poor law officialdom to the 'care' of early industrial textile entrepreneurs.This study is the first to examine in detail both the process and experience of parish factory apprenticeship, and to illuminate the role played by children in early industrial...
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