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Childhood Transformed - Working-Class Children in Nineteenth-Century England

£35.00

Product description

Very good condition with minor signs of wear to cover. Internally clean and bright.

This book provides a study of the remarkable shift in nature of working-class childhood in the Victorian period from lives dominated by work to lives centred around school. The author argues that this change was accompanied by substantial improvements for many in the home environment, in health and nutrition and in leisure opportunities.;The early chapters examine life at work in agriculture and industry, in the home and elsewhere, while later chapters discuss the coming of compulsory education, together with changes in the home and leisure activities. A separate section of the book is devoted to the treatment of deprived children, those in and out of the workhouse, on the streets, and also in prison, industrial schools and reformatories.

Item details

Author(s):
Hopkins, Eric
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.8 x 21.6 x 2.6
Edition:
1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719038677
ISBN-13:
9780719038679
Number of pages:
343
Publisher:
Manchester University Press

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Very good condition with minor signs of wear to cover. Internally clean and bright.

This book provides a study of the remarkable shift in nature of working-class childhood in the Victorian period from lives dominated by work to lives centred around school. The author argues that this change was accompanied by substantial improvements for many in the home environment, in health and nutrition and in leisure opportunities.;The early chapters examine life at work in agriculture and industry, in the home and elsewhere, while later chapters discuss the coming of compulsory education, together with changes in the home and leisure activities. A separate section of the book is devoted to the treatment of deprived children, those in and out of the workhouse, on the streets, and also in prison, industrial schools and reformatories.

Author(s):
Hopkins, Eric
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.8 x 21.6 x 2.6
Edition:
1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719038677
ISBN-13:
9780719038679
Number of pages:
343
Publisher:
Manchester University Press

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