Destiny Obscure: Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family From the 1820s to the 1920s, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Destiny Obscure

Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family From the 1820s to the 1920s, 2nd Edition

By Proffessor John Burnett, John Burnett

Routledge

388 pages

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In this companion volume to Useful Toil, John Burnett has drawn extensively on over eight hundred previously unpublished manuscripts.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.

Reviews

[of Destiny Obscure and Useful Toil] `They are handy and accessible collections of extracts from a particular group pf primary sources…' - Times Literary Supplement

`Both provide a wealth of primary source material for historians of all ages; both are wonderful incentives to contemporary autobiographical writing.' - Times Educational Supplement

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