1st Edition

Labour and the Poor in England and Wales - The letters to The Morning Chronicle from the Correspondants in the Manufacturing and Mining Districts, the Towns of Liverpool and Birmingham, and the Rural Districts
Volume II: Northumberland and Durham, Staffordshire, The Midlands

Edited By

J. Ginswick

ISBN 9781138207509
Published February 25, 2018 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

The Morning Chronicle presented the state of the working classes of Britain before the public with clarity, insight and honesty. Consisting mainly of verbatim statements from the people themselves, it was a medium through which the previously inarticulate masses were able to speak with one firm voice.

First published in 1983, this book collates the letters from correspondents based in Northumberland and Durham, Staffordshire and the Midlands. The letters improve our knowledge of working-class life in nineteenth century England and Wales and provide a unique insight into the impact of industrialization.

This book will be of interest to those studying the history of the working class, labour and poverty.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations; Preface; 1. Northumberland and Durham 2. Staffordshire 3. The Midlands; Index

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